CHERONO Lawrence

7 Aug 1988
33
Male
BARINGO
 
Kenya
ELDORET
 
Kenya

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Men's Marathon 4

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Sapporo Odori Park
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Marathon Majors
RankEventYearLocationResult
1Marathon2019/2020Chicago, IL, USA2:05:45
1Marathon2018/2019Boston, MA, USA2:07:57
7Marathon2017/2018London, GBR2:09:25

Platinum Label Road Races
RankEventYearLocationResult
2Marathon2020Valencia, ESP2:03:04

Gold Label Road Races
RankEventYearLocationResult
1Marathon2018Amsterdam, NED2:04:06
1Marathon2017Amsterdam, NED2:05:09
2Marathon2017Rotterdam, NED2:06:21


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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Athlete, Farmer
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University of Eldoret, Kenya
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Wife Winny
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English
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Benson Cherono [brother]
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His older brother Benson Kipchumba Cherono has competed in distance running and won the 2006 Milan Marathon in Italy. His cousin Luka Rotich has also represented Kenya in distance running. (nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020; allafrica.com, 18 Apr 2019; worldathletics.org, 05 Dec 2010)
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He sustained a hamstring injury while competing in the 2018 London Marathon in England, but was still able to place seventh at the event. (nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020; nation.co.ke, 17 Apr 2019)
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He took up the sport in high school. (nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020)
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He followed two of his older brothers, who ran professionally, into the sport. (sandiegouniontribune.com, 31 May 2019)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020)
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He covers up to 150 kilometres a week. (nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020)
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Winning the 2019 Boston Marathon in the United States of America. (chinadaily.com.cn, 19 Dec 2019)
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Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge. (nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020)
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His brother Benson, and his cousin Luka. (athletics.co.ke, 18 Aug 2020)
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"Self discipline is what has kept me going. Good training and being focused is the only way to get good results. Good opportunities will always come and upcoming athletes should just be patient." (nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020)

General Interest

General
EARLY DAYS
He would train with his older brother Benson when he began distance running, but he found that he was no longer able to keep up after about five kilometres. Benson suggested he should quit the sport and help run the family's mill business instead, so Lawrence started training secretly with his cousin [Kenyan long-distance runner] Luka Rotich while also working for the family business. "It was tough. I thought of the four years I had wasted and I decided to train early in the morning with my cousin and I would open the mill afterwards. I used to ask someone to run it on my behalf when I went for an evening run. Luka introduced me to [Athletics Kenya official] Barnabas Kitilit who guided and mentored my career." (athletics.co.ke, 18 Aug 2020; nation.africa, 20 Feb 2020)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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