Geoffrey Kamworor

Geoffrey Kamworor

Athlete of Global Sports Communication

Date of Birth 28 November 1992
Country Kenya
Distance(s) Marathon
Sponsor Nike

Personal best(s)

Marathon 2:06:35 2011
Half Marathon 58:54 2013

Biography

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

2015Diamond League Eugene 10.000m3rd26:52:65
2015World Cross Country Championships1st
2014Berlin Marathon4th2:06:39
2014Bogoto Half Marathon1st63:18
2014Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon1st60:09
2014Bangalore World 10km1st27:44
2014World Half Marathon Championships1st59:07
2014Tokyo Marathon6th2:07:37
2013Delhi Half Marathon2nd59:30
2013Berlin Marathon3rd2:06:26
2013Bogota Half Marathon1st63:46
2013RAK Half Marathon1st58:54
2012Berlin Half Marathon3rd2:06:12
2012Bangalore World 10km1st28:00
2012City Pier City Half Marathon4th59:26
2011Delhi Half Marathon2nd29:31
2011World Cross Country Championships Junior race1st22:21