Who is Kenyan distance runner Alexander Mutiso Munyao, bio, age and personal best timings

Who is Kenyan distance runner Alexander Mutiso Munyao, bio, age and personal best timings

Here is all you need to know about Kenyan long distance runner Alexander Mutiso Munyao including his age, career, bio and more 

There were alot of shocking and surprising results at the 2024 London Marathon which was held on April 21, on Sunday. Among the well-known locations on the schedule were Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, Cutty Sark, and Buckingham Palace.

Alexander Munyao emerged winner in the 44th edition of the 2024 London Marathon, with track legend Kenenisa Bekele trailing behind.

The goal of Ethiopian Bekele was to win in London for the first time, roughly two decades after taking home the gold in the 10,000 metres at the Olympics. But with three miles remaining, 27-year-old Munyao overtook his rival and ran the last three miles home in a mere two hours and four minutes.

Who is Kenyan distance runner Alexander Mutiso Munyao winner of the London Marathon 2024, bio, age and personal best timings

 

In winning the women’s event, Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchiri broke the previous record for the quickest time ever recorded by a woman.

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Who is Alexander Mutiso Munyao?

Alexander Mutiso Munyao is a track and field athelte from Kenya. He is a long distance runner who masters in road running. The age 27 Kenyan was born on 10 September 1996.

Alexander Mutiso Munyao’s personal best time of 57:59 from the 2020 Valencia Half Marathon ranks fourth in half marathon history. Munyao finished the 2024 London Marathon in 2:04:01, surpassing famed Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele in the final three km.

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A look at his personal bests:

  • 3000 metres: 7:56.86 (Donetsk 2013)
  • 5000 metres: 13:21.90 (Kumamoto 2016)
  • 10,000 metres: 27:23.03 (Yokohama 2021)
    Road
  • Half marathon: 57:59 (Valencia 2020)
  • Marathon: 2:03:11 (Valencia 2023)

Not much is known about the athlete and talking about his personal life as he has left it out of the limelight.

Talking about other records, Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya and Tigst Assefa and Megertu Alemu of Ethiopia shattered the previous women’s only record of 2:17:01 set by Mary Keitany in 2017.

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Legendary distance runner Kenenisa Bekele was defeated by Alexander Mutiso Munyao of Kenya, who finished first in 2:04:01. The British pairings of Mahamed Mahamed and Emile Cairess came in third and fourth.

With a record of 2:06:46, Cairess becomes the first British male to place first since Sir Mo Farah in 2018 and the second-fastest male in history for the distance.

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