Abel Kirui Facts
Kenya long distance runner
- Abel Kirui is a Kenyan male long-distance runner who competes in marathons.
- He was born on June 4, 1982.
- He won the World Championships Marathon in 2009 and 2011.
- He finished the 2009 event with a time of 2:06:54, then defended his title with a winning margin of two minutes and 28 seconds – the largest ever margin at the World Championship event.
- He started running when he was in his elementary school.
- He ran and got selected for a post with Administration Police (AP).
- He entered the 2006 Berlin Marathon as a pacemaker, but finished the race 9th.