Nicholas Manza Kamakya

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Kamakya at the Berlin Marathon 2012
Nicholas Manza Kamakya during Prague International Marathon in 2014

Nicholas Manza Kamakya (born 1 January 1985) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in road running events, including marathons.

He was the 2007 winner of the Boilermaker Road Race 15K.[1] In 2009 he came second at the Prague Half Marathon with a personal best of 1:00:09 hours, won the Göteborgsvarvet, was second at the Beijing Marathon.[2] and won the Montferland Run missing Haile Gebrselassie record by only two seconds.[3]

He ran at the 2010 Rome Marathon and finished in sixth place.[4] In 2011, he was the runner-up at the Los Angeles Marathon, ending the race with a time of 2:09:26, which was almost three minutes after the race winner Markos Geneti.[5] Manza won the Gold Coast Marathon in 2011, with a new race record of 2:10:01.[6] He improved his personal best time to 2:06:34 hours at the 2011 Amsterdam Marathon, finishing in fourth place.[7] He entered the 2011 Honolulu Marathon, but withdrew early on in the race due to pain in his Achilles tendon.[8] He ran at the Lake Biwa Marathon in March 2012, but did not finish this race either.[9] At run of 2:08:28 brought him fourth place at the 2012 Berlin Marathon.[10]

Personal bestsEdit


  1. ^ Post, Marty (2010-07-12). Utica Boilermaker 15 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  2. ^ IAAF: Bai and Mugo take Beijing Marathon titles, 18. Oktober 2009
  3. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2009-12-07). Beating the conditions, Manza and Cheptonui take Montferland 15Km wins. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-11.
  4. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2010-03-21). Ethiopian double as Rome celebrates Bikila – Rome Marathon report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  5. ^ Reavis, Tony (2011-03-21). Geneti debuts with 2:06 in LA. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  6. ^ Men’s race record set: 2011 Gold Coast Airport Marathon - All African affair with men's and women's winners. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.
  7. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2011-10-16). Chebet sizzles sub-2:06, course record for Gelana in Amsterdam. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-19.
  8. ^ Monti, David (2011-12-12). Thrilling finishes in Honolulu. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-12-16.
  9. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2012-03-04). With fast debut, Ndungu takes Lake Biwa title. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-06.
  10. ^ Butcher, Pat (2012-09-30). Close victory for Mutai but more straightforward for Kebede in Berlin - REPORT. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-01-31.

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