Benson Kipchumba Barus

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Benson Kipchumba Barus (born July 4, 1980 ) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon .

The 1998 junior world champion over 10,000 m won the Lucerne City Run in 2002 .

In 2006, on his debut over the 42.195 km distance, he finished second in the Milan Marathon in 2:08:34 h. A fourth place in the JoongAng Seoul Marathon 2007 in 2:09:04 was followed in 2008 by a ninth place in the Paris Marathon in 2:09:23. In autumn he won the Udine half marathon and stayed under the magical one-hour mark with 59:41 minutes; a month later he was fifth in the Frankfurt Marathon in 2:08:57.

In 2009 he won the Turin Marathon in 2:09:07 and was third in the Beijing Marathon in 2:08:51. The following year he was runner-up in the Rome Marathon and the Chuncheon Marathon .

In 2011 he won the Prague Marathon .

Benson Kipchumba Barus belongs to the Tugen ethnic group , is married and has two daughters. He is trained by the Italian Claudio Berardelli.

Personal bests

Web links


  1. ^ IAAF: Barus runs sub-60 in Udine ( Memento of October 2, 2008 in the Internet Archive ). September 29, 2008
  2. IAAF: Kenyan double - 2:09 and 2:26 - at Turin Marathon ( Memento from April 20, 2009 in the Internet Archive ). April 19, 2009