Shadrack Kiptoo Biwott

Shadrack Kiptoo Biwott (born February 15, 1985 in Kenya) is a Kenyan-born American long-distance runner.[1]

Shadrack Kiptoo Biwott
Shadrack Kiptoo Biwott at the 2018 Boston Marathon.jpg
Biwott at the 2018 Boston Marathon
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1985-02-15) February 15, 1985 (age 36)
Eldoret, Kenya
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight125 lb (57 kg)
Sport
SportTrack
Road Racing
Event(s)Marathon
College teamOregon Ducks
ClubHanson Brooks Running
Turned pro2009
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Early lifeEdit

Biwott grew up in Eldoret in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya and moved to the United States in 2002 to attend La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[2] On November 8, 2003, he placed first in the state with a time of 15:23.00 at the New Mexico State Cross Country Championships.[3]

College careerEdit

Biwott graduated from the University of Oregon where he was an multiple time All-American.[4][5]

Biwott was an athlete of the Year for cross country lead the Oregon Ducks to an impressive group of five Men of Oregon All-Americans returning for the defending NCAA Division 1 national team champion in 2008.

Biwott earned 2007 cross country honors and was named the Pac-10 Athlete of the Year for winning his first Pac-10 xc title.

Biwott debut at 2007 Stanford Cardinal track and field Invitational earning an NCAA provisional mark in 10,000 meters in 29:00.52.

Representing University of Oregon
School Year Pac-12 Conference
Cross Country
NCAA Division 1
Cross Country
MPSF
Indoor track and field
NCAA Division 1
Indoor track and field
Pac-12 Conference
Outdoor Track and Field
NCAA Division 1
Outdoor Track and Field
2008-09 Senior 5th, 23:42.5 9th, 29:43.4 3000 m 11th, 8:06.12
5000 m 10th, 14:07.81
[6]
5,000 m 2nd, 13:52.79
10,000 m 2nd 29:03.47 [7]
5000 m 8th, 14:11.45[8]
2007-08 Junior 1st, 22:55 9th, 29:55.9 5000 m 14th, 14:35.93
2006-07 Sophomore 6th, 23:28.89[9] 98th, 32:37.0 5000 m 7th, 14:17.02
10,000 m 3rd, 29:11.66[10]
10,000 m 9th, 29:13.43
Representing University of New Mexico
School Year Mountain West Conference
Cross Country
NCAA Division 1
Cross Country
Mountain West Conference
Indoor track and field
NCAA Division 1
Indoor track and field
Mountain West Conference
Outdoor Track and Field
NCAA Division 1
Outdoor Track and Field
2004-05 Freshman 1st, 24:44.0 14th, 31:16.9 800 m 3rd, 1:51.41
Mile 6th
4:19.38
1500 m 2nd, 3:53.66

[11][12][13][14]

Professional careerEdit

After graduating from Oregon, Biwott signed to train on the track under coach Mark Rowland led Oregon Track Club until 2012.[15][16]

Biwott became a U.S. citizen and moved to Folsom in 2012.[17]

Biwott placed 3rd in 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota in 2:13:26.

Biwott was sponsored by ASICS in 2014.

Biwott competed at the 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships where he finished 39th.[18]

Biwott placed 14th in 2:12:55 at 2014 BMW Frankfurt Marathon.

Biwott placed 7th at the Los Angeles U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in 2:15:23.[19]

He finished 5th at the 2016 New York City Marathon.[20]

At the 2017 Boston Marathon he placed 4th.[21]

Biwott joined the Hanson Brooks Project on April 27, 2017.[22]

At the 2018 Boston Marathon he placed 3rd.[23]

At the 2019 Boston Marathon he placed 15th.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lovrien, Jimmy (2015-06-20). "Kenyan Shadrack Biwott wins Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved 2016-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Smith, Harold (February 11, 2003). "Miles from Home". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved August 16, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "New Mexico State Cross Country Championships - Elite Performances: MileSplit US Second Team". MileSplit New Mexico. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  4. ^ "Move over, Meb; Shadrack Biwott arrives in Mammoth". Mammoth Times. Retrieved 2016-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ All articles by Duncan (2016-10-02). "American Biwott Wins Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon | Competitor.com". Running.competitor.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ MileSplit. "NCAA Division I 2009 Indoor Championship Results McFerrin Complex -Texas A&M University College Station, Tx - 3/13/2009 to 3/14/2009". Retrieved July 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Oregon Ducks. "FIVE WINS HAVE DUCK TEAMS OUT FRONT AT PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved July 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Flash Results. "NCAA Division I 2009 Outdoor Track & Field Championships Results Fayetteville, AR - 6/10/2009 to 6/13/2009". Retrieved July 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Oregon Ducks. "DUCK HARRIERS TAKE TITLES IN PAC-10 CHAMPS". Retrieved July 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Oregon Ducks. "DUCK MEN RALLY FOR EIGHTH PAC-10 CHAMPS WIN; FIVE INDIVIDUALS CLAIM TITLES". Retrieved July 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Oregon Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott Track & Field Results
  12. ^ Oregon Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott Cross Country Results
  13. ^ New Mexico Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott Cross Country Results
  14. ^ New Mexico Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott Track & Field Results
  15. ^ Lindsey Hein. "Episode 131: Shadrack Biwott". Retrieved July 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Goe, Ken. "Oregon track & field: Nick Symmonds, Will Leer, Galen Rupp are headed for Doha; Shadrack Biwott shines. News, notes & links". Retrieved July 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Sacramento Running Association. "Shadrack Biwott April 25 2018". Retrieved July 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "IAAF AL-Bank World Half Championships big success | Running Journal". Running.net. 2014-03-29. Retrieved 2016-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ John Hancock Financial. "Shadrack Biwott". Retrieved July 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ All articles by Brian (2016-11-06). "Top 20 Finishers at the 2016 New York City Marathon and Competitor.com". Running.competitor.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Shadrack Biwott | 2017 Boston Marathon Media Guide". www.bostonmarathonmediaguide.com. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  22. ^ Hanson Running Shop. "Meet the team". Retrieved July 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Yahoo! Finance. "Desiree Linden Wins 2018 Boston Marathon". Retrieved July 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Boston Marathon Results". Retrieved November 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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