Stephen KIPROTICH

Stephen  KIPROTICH - Uganda - 2013 : World Champion as well as Olympic Champion.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 17 August 2013

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Monday, 27 February 1989
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Kapchorwa, Uganada
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Uganda
PROSTATE CANCER SPONSORSHIP BLOOD TRANSFUSION SPONSORSHIP. OXFAM SPONSORSHIP

Stephen KIPROTICH - Uganda - 2013 : World Champion as well as Olympic Champion.

Marathon gold medalists usually lead the race into the stadium at the end of the 26 miles - not in the first 400 metres.

But as the photo above shows Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich likes to be in control from the outset.

Unlike in London the year before,  where all the medalist broke 2 hour 10 minute, only Stephen did so

in Moscow.   The weather at both was very similar.

 

 1   Stephen KIPROTICH  UGA  2:09:51
 2   Lelisa DESISA  ETH  2:10:12
 3   Tadese TOLA  ETH  2:10:23
 4  Tsegay KEBEDE  ETH  2:10:47
 5  Kentaro NAKAMOTO  JPN  2:10:50
 6  Solonei DA SILVA  BRA  2:11:40
 7  Paulo Roberto PAULA  BRA  2:11:40
 8  Yemane TSEGA  ETH  2:11:43