Lineth Chepkurui

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Lineth Chepkurui (born 23 February 1988 in Bomet) is a Kenyan long distance runner.

At the 2008 World Cross Country Championships Chepkurui finished eleventh in the individual race, however this was not enough to be a part of the Kenyan team, who won silver medals in the team competition. She won her third consecutive Lilac Bloomsday Run in 2010, running a world's best time over 12 km with her course record run of 38:10.[1][nb 1]

Chepkurui is a two-time champion of the Bay to Breakers. In 2010, her time of 38:07 was a women's course record.[5] She also set a course record at the Beach to Beacon 10K, knocking 26 seconds off the former record to win with a time of 31:00 minutes.[6] She ran at the Falmouth Road Race two weeks later, but was beaten into second place by Wude Ayalew.[7] She entered the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in September and finished as runner-up with a personal best of 1:07:46, two seconds behind Meseret Defar.[8]

Chepkurui trains with Kimbia Athletics and is coached by Dieter Hogen.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2008 World Cross Country Championships Edinburgh, Scotland 12th Long race
2009 World Cross Country Championships Amman, Jordan 4th Long race
1st Team
2010 World Cross Country Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th Long race
1st Team

Road running performances[edit]

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  1. ^ The International Association of Athletics Federations, the international governing body for the sport of athletics/track and field, does not recognize world records or world bests in either an indoor or outdoor 12 km.[2] The Association of Road Racing Statisticians does recognize a world record in the outdoor 12 km, however, their record keeping rules state: "A record quality course is defined as having not more than 1 m/km net drop between the start and finish and not more than 30% of the race distance separation between that start and finish, e.g. not more than a 3 km separation for a 10 km race [or 3.6 km for a 12 km race]. Records will only be accepted for record quality courses."[3][4] Per ARRS standards, the course for the Lilac Bloomsday Run fulfills these conditions. Although Chepkurui ran a 38:07 two weeks later on May 16, 2010 at the Bay to Breakers (presumably the fastest 12 km ever for a woman), the course is not considered a "record quality course" in that the start and finish are separated by approximately 10.5 linear kilometers.


  1. ^ Richardson, Jared (2 May 2010). Chepkurui sets world record on Bloomsday course Archived 2010-05-03 at the Wayback Machine.. KXLY. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  2. ^ "60 Metres - men - senior - indoor - 2017". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  3. ^ Working Group on Road Records ARRS Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Association of Road Racing Statisticians". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Course record for Chepkurui in Cape Elizabeth 10K". IAAF. 8 August 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gebremariam and Yimer the winners in Falmouth". IAAF. Chinese Olympic Committee. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Larkin, Duncan (20 September 2010). "Defar clocks 1:07:44 in Half Marathon debut in Philadelphia". IAAF. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  10. ^ "MyFinisher Center – Search Results". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

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