Jonathan Maiyo

Jonathan Maiyo

Athlete of Global Sports Communication

Date of Birth 5 May 1988
Country Kenya
Distance(s) Marathon
Sponsor Nike

Personal bests

Half Marathon 59:02 2012
Marathon 2:04:56 2012


The always friendly and smiling Jonathan Maiyo trains together with his best friend, and double World Champion, Abel Kirui in Iten. They are trained by the Italian coach Renato Canova. After some years on the track, Jonathan had his real breakthrough in the 2012 Dubai Marathon. Chasing an Ethiopian trio to the finish line he improved his personal best by almost eight minutes. From his debut at the distance in Rotterdam in 2010, finishing 11th in 2:12:45, he had most definitely arrived on the scene. He retained enough speed in his legs for a silver medal in the 5,000m at the African Championships in Benin six months later. His best at half marathon is 59:02 for second place in the City-Pier-City race in The Hague in March 2012. After this strong season, Jonathan had some injury issue in 2013. But at the end of the year he managed to take the third place in the Gyeongju Marathon. Last year Jonathan made his comeback, finishing first in Zwolle half marathon where he just missed out on the CR of Wilson Kipsang, finishing second in Eindhoven marathon where he ran a fast 2:06:47. He also ran a fast half marathon in Delhi (59:27).

Most significant results

2015 Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon 2nd 60:32
2015 RAK Half Marathon 3rd 60:08
2014 Delhi Half Marathon 8th 59:27
2014 Eindhoven Marathon 2nd 2:06:47
2014 Zwolle Half Marathon 1st 61:01
2013 Gyeongju Marathon 3rd 2:09:49
2013 Tokyo Marathon 10th 2:10:18
2012 Berlin Marathon 6th 2:09:19
2012 CPC the Hague Half Marathon 2nd 59:02
2012 Dubai Marathon 4th 2:04:56
2011 Yangzhou Half Marathon 4th 62:28
2011 Great North Run Half Marathon 2nd 59:27
2009 Rotterdam Half Marathon 2nd 59:08