Stanley Biwott

Stanley Biwott
Stanley Biwott during 2013 London Marathon

Stanley Kipleting Biwott (born 21 April 1986) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in half marathon and marathon races. He won the 2012 Paris Marathon in a course record time of 2:05:11 hours and the 2015 New York City Marathon. His half marathon best is 58:56 minutes.


He began working with Italian coach Claudio Berardelli in 2006 and came seventh at that year's Carpi Marathon.[1] He was employed as the pacemaker at the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon the following February and he finished third with a time of 1:01:20 hours behind his training partners Benson Barus and Jonathan Kosgei Kipkorir.[2]

He headed to Brazil in 2009 and came sixth at the Pampulha Lagoon International Race, then seventh at the Saint Silvester Road Race.[3] His first marathon win came the year after at the São Paulo Marathon and his time of 2:11:19 hours was the fastest ever on the South American soil.[4][5] He dipped under two hours and ten minutes for the first time at the 2010 Reims à Toutes Jambes, where he was three seconds behind the winner Stephen Chebogut with a finishing time of 2:09:41 hours.[6]

At the start of 2011 he improved his half marathon best to 1:00:23 hours in winning the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon.[7] At the Chuncheon Marathon he outran his teammate Jonathan Kosgei Kipkorir and won the race in a personal best of 2:07:03 hours – a course record and personal best by more than two minutes.[8] He ended the year with a third place at the Zhuhai Half Marathon, losing out in a sprint finish.[9]

Biwott began 2012 with his first sub-one hour half marathon; his finishing time of 59:44 minutes was enough to win the Paris Half Marathon in a course record.[10] Reaching a new career high, he recorded a marathon best of 2:05:11 hours to win the Paris Marathon a month later. He took the lead after the halfway point and continued at a fast pace to claim the prestigious course record.[11] In the latter half of the road racing season he won both the Beach to Beacon 10K and the Falmouth Road Race.[12] He was a comfortable winner at the Philadelphia Half Marathon, finishing forty seconds ahead of the field.[13]

His first race of 2013 of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon where he finished as runner-up to Geoffrey Kipsang, running a best of 58:56 minutes to move up to tenth on the all-time lists.[14]

At the 2014 London Marathon Biwott ran a career best time of 2:04:55 to finish in 2nd place.[15]

In March 2015, he won the City-Pier-City-Loop half marathon in the fastest time of the season (00:59:20).[16]

In November 2015, he won the 2015 New York City Marathon in 2:10:34.[17]

At the 2016 London Marathon he improved his career best to 2:03:51, coming second behind Eliud Kipchoge and placing him sixth on the all-time ranking list.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2006 Carpi Marathon Carpi, Italy 7th 2:14:24
2010 São Paulo International Marathon São Paulo, Brazil 1st 2:11:19
Reims Marathon Reims, France 2nd 2:09:41
2011 Chuncheon Marathon Chuncheon, South Korea 1st 2:07:03
2012 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st 2:05:12
Shanghai Marathon Shanghai, China 3rd 2:09:05
2013 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 8th 2:08:39
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 5th 2:10:41
2014 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 2nd 2:04:55
2015 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 4th 2:06:41
2015 New York City Marathon New York City, United States 1st 2:10:34
2016 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 2nd 2:03:51
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil DNF
2018 Abu Dhabi Marathon Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 4th 2:09:18


  1. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2006-10-15). Command debut performance for Kalovics at Carpi Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  2. ^ Zorzi, Alberto (2007-02-25). Barus and Ait Salem produce fast Half Marathons. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ AIMS Results December 2009. AIMS. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  4. ^ AIMS Results May 2010. AIMS. Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  5. ^ Post, Marty (2012-01-26). All-Comers Records- Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  6. ^ Marathon 2010. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  7. ^ Civai, Franco & Gasparovic, Juraj (2012-04-03). Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon. ARRS. Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  8. ^ Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada (2011-10-23). 2:07:03 course record in Chuncheon for Biwott. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-23.
  9. ^ Half Marathon 2011. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  10. ^ Paris Half Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2011-03-08). Retrieved on 2012-04-22.
  11. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2012-04-15). Biwott 2:05 and Tsegaye 2:21 defy windy conditions to set race records at Paris Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.
  12. ^ Matson, Barbara (2012-08-13). Kenya’s Stanley Biwott, Margaret Wangari win Falmouth Road Race. Boston Globe. Retrieved on 2012-08-22.
  13. ^ Biwott and Cherop dominate at Philadelphia Half Marathon. IAAF (2012-09-16). Retrieved on 2013-01-22.
  14. ^ Kabuu and Kipsang triumph in high-quality races at Ras al-Khaimah Half. IAAF (2013-02-15). Retrieved on 2013-03-02.
  15. ^ Burrows, Ben [1] Mirror (2014-04-13). Retrieved on 2014-11-06.
  16. ^ Stanley Biwott loopt snelste seizoentijd "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2015-03-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) NN CPC Loop (2015-03-08). Retrieved on 2015-03-09.
  17. ^ "Overall Men". TCS New York City Marathon. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2018-04-30.

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