Simon Biwott

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Simon Biwott (born 3 March 1970 in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu District) is a former long-distance runner from Kenya who won the silver medal in the men's marathon at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. The race in Edmonton, Canada was won by Ethiopia's reigning Olympic champion Gezahegne Abera. A year later, Biwott won the Rotterdam Marathon. He also won marathons in Cancún, Mexico City (1998), Berlin, Milan (2000), and Paris (2001). After his career in athletics, he started a private school in Eldoret. His personal best of 2:06:49 was run at the 2002 edition of the Berlin Marathon.

He was a surprise winner at the 2000 Berlin Marathon, having only entered as a pacemaker originally.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1998 Rome City Marathon Rome, Italy 5th Marathon 2:12:14
Mexico City Marathon Mexico City, Mexico 1st Marathon 2:16:48
1999 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 3rd Marathon 2:07:41
World Championships Seville, Spain 9th Marathon 2:16:20
New York City Marathon New York City, United States 8th Marathon 2:11:25
2000 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 1st Marathon 2:07:42
Milan Marathon Milan, Italy 1st Marathon 2:09:00
2001 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:09:40
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd Marathon 2:12:43
2002 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:08:36
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 2nd Marathon 2:06:49
2004 Mumbai Marathon Mumbai, India 9th Marathon 2:19:09


  1. ^ Surprise win by pacemaker Simon Biwott. IAAF (2000-09-10). Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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