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Nguriatukei Rael Kiyara (born 4 April 1984) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon. She has won races in Madrid, Graz, Padua and Luxembourg.

Kiyara (left) in her first European marathon in Dublin in 2007.

In her first marathon outing in Europe, she came third at the 2007 Dublin Marathon with a time of 2:33:27 hours.[1] She won her next race over the distance, the 2008 Madrid Marathon, and defeated Derartu Tulu in the process.[2] She was runner-up at the Reims Marathon later that year behind Agnes Kiprop.[3] She only competed once in 2009, but won the Graz Marathon in a personal best and course record time of 2:33:04 hours.[4]

Kiyara broke another course record at the 2010 Maratona di Sant'Antonio in Padua, improved her best further with a finish of 2:30:19 hours.[5] A third consecutive win and course best followed at the Europe Marathon in June 2010, where she set the women's race record at 2:34:28 hours.[6] She made a step up at her first top level marathon race in October 2011, as she knocked nearly five minutes of her former best with her fourth-place performance of 2:25:23 hours at the Eindhoven Marathon.[7]

At the 2012 Hamburg Marathon, Kiyara appeared to have taken the biggest victory of her career, winning in a course record and personal best time of 2:23:47 hours.[8] However, she tested positive in the post-race drug test for norandrosterone - a metabolite of the anabolic steroid nandrolone - and was banned for doping for two years.[9] Her period of ineligibility from athletics competition expired on 18 July 2014.[10]


  1. ^ 2007 Race Results. Dublin Marathon. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  2. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (2008-04-27). April 2008 AIMS Results. AIMS. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  3. ^ Marahton 2008. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  4. ^ Kultur Marathon. ARRS (2011-10-09). Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  5. ^ Franco Civai et al. (2011-04-21). Sant' Antonio Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2011-04-22.
  6. ^ 11.6.11 - 6. ING europe-marathon luxembourg „The Night Run“ (in German). Lauf Report. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  7. ^ Minshull, Phil & van Hemert, Wim (2011-10-09). Kipchumba sizzles 2:05:48 course record in Eindhoven. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  8. ^ Butcher, Pat (2012-04-29). Dawit again sub-2:06 as course records tumble in Hamburg. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  9. ^ IAAF Newsletter No.135 (Jul/Aug). IAAF (28 August 2012). Retrieved on 2012-09-02.
  10. ^ Athletes currently suspended from all competitions in athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as at: 28.9.12 Archived 2013-11-06 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF (28 September 2012). Retrieved on 2014-05-04.

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