Lenah Cheruiyot

Lenah Jemutai Cheruiyot (born 1 March 1973) is a Kenyan female former long-distance runner who competed mainly in road running competitions. Her highest international honour was a team gold medal at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2002, which she shared for finishing seventh.[1] She competed up to the marathon distance and set a best of 2:26:00 hours for that event at the 2008 Paris Marathon, at which she was placed third.[2]

Lenah Cheruiyot
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Kenya
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Brussels Team

Although her international career was limited, she competed extensively on the professional road circuit and won many high calibre races, including: the Venice Marathon (twice), the Humarathon, Lille Half Marathon, Paris Half Marathon (twice), Porto Half Marathon, CPC Loop Den Haag, and 20 Kilomètres de Paris. She had 41 career victories in distance running.[3]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2002 World Half Marathon Championships Brussels, Belgium 7th Half marathon 1:09:39
1st Team 3:28:22

Circuit winsEdit

Personal bestsEdit


  1. ^ Lenah Cheruiyot. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-03-30.
  2. ^ Lenah Cheruiyot. All-Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-03-30.
  3. ^ Linah Cheruiyot. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2016-03-30.

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