Stanley Biwott


1986 –

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Who is Stanley Biwott?

Stanley Kipleting Biwott 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. 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. 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.

He headed to Brazil in 2009 and came sixth at the Pampulha Lagoon International Race, then seventh at the Saint Silvester Road Race. 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 South American soil. 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.

At the start of 2011 he improved his half marathon best to 1:00:23 hours in winning the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon. 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. He ended the year with a third place at the Zhuhai Half Marathon, losing out in a sprint finish.

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Apr 21, 1986

on July 23, 2013


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