Athlete of Global Sports Communication
|Date of Birth||28 November 1992|
Geoffrey Kamworor is a young talent born in Keiyo in Kenya. He was encouraged by his teacher to start taking running as a career opportunity in 2008 when he was in his third year at Lelboinet Secondary School. He managed to convince Geoffrey as he kept telling him that he had the ability to be a good runner. He won his first international medal at the World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria (2011) by winning the Junior Race. He soon found out that he wanted to become a marathon athlete, instead of running on the track. This resulted in his first half marathon in 2011. He ran the half marathon of Berlin in a time of 1:00:38. He chose Berlin marathon for his debut, where he became third in a time of 2:06:12. He started the 2013 strong by winning the RAK half marathon in a new personal best of 58:54. Because of this achievement, he got selected for the World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen in 2014. There he won his first senior World Championships medal by winning in a time of 59:07.
At the 2015 Kenyans trials for the World Cross Country Championships Geoffrey took the second place but still traveled as the favorite to Guiyang in China. He promised to bring the gold medal back to Kenya and so he did. He won his third golden medal at a World Championship in three appearances. His focus for this year will be on the 10.000m and half marathon and he hopes to win another gold medal at the World Championships in Beijing this summer.
Geoffrey has been followed by the production company A Cow Says Moo in 2012. They made a documentary about Geoffrey and his road towards his first marathon and is called The Unknown Runner. This became a popular and inspiring app for runners and documentary enthusiasts and gives them an insight into the world behind the Kenyan athletes (http://theunknownrunner.com/).
Most significant results
|2015||Diamond League Eugene 10.000m||3rd||26:52:65|
|2015||World Cross Country Championships||1st|
|2014||Bogoto Half Marathon||1st||63:18|
|2014||Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon||1st||60:09|
|2014||Bangalore World 10km||1st||27:44|
|2014||World Half Marathon Championships||1st||59:07|
|2013||Delhi Half Marathon||2nd||59:30|
|2013||Bogota Half Marathon||1st||63:46|
|2013||RAK Half Marathon||1st||58:54|
|2012||Berlin Half Marathon||3rd||2:06:12|
|2012||Bangalore World 10km||1st||28:00|
|2012||City Pier City Half Marathon||4th||59:26|
|2011||Delhi Half Marathon||2nd||29:31|
|2011||World Cross Country Championships Junior race||1st||22:21|