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Frankline Chepkwony
Frankline Chepkwony BIB: #11

PRONUNCIATION: Frank-lin Chep-kay-won-ee

BIRTHDATE: 15 June 1984

PERSONAL BEST: 2:06:11 (Eindhoven, 2012)

20Oct13 TCS Amsterdam Marathon 7th 2:09:53
17Mar13 Seoul Dong-A International Marathon 1st 2:06:59
14Oct12 De Lage Landen Eindhoven Marathon 2nd 2:06:11
22Apr12 Zurich Marathon 1st 2:10:58
30Oct11 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2nd 2:10:59

CAREER NOTES: Frankline Chepkwony has two career wins to date: the 2013 Seoul Marathon and the 2012 Zurich Marathon. Chepkwony made his debut at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon where he stayed with the lead pack through 35K before Ernest Kebenei put in a surge to break up the leaders. Chepkwony was the only runner to stay with Kebenei, as he held on to finish runner-up in 2:10:59. His personal best marathon was earned in 2012 at the Eindhoven Marathon. His personal best half marathon is a 1:00:11, recorded with a win at the Boulogne-Billancourt Half Marathon.

PERSONAL NOTES: Chepkwony is a training partner of 2013 Chicago Marathon champion Dennis Kimetto and 2011 Boston Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai. The trio is part of a group of 60 athletes that train 90 kilometers from Iten at altitude in the remote village of Kapng’etuny. Frankline says, “I have been hearing about Boston as a tough course and it is a place that the fastest time in the marathon has been achieved! This made me want to choose Boston for my own experience.” Chepkwony is married to his wife Caroline and the couple has three children: Boniface Sigei, Viola Sigei and Gedion Sigei. “I run to make history and to help myself, my family and my community.”