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Paul Lonyangata
Paul Lonyangata BIB: #15

PRONUNCIATION: Paul Lon-ee-an-ga-tah

BIRTHDATE: 12 December 1992

PERSONAL BEST: 2:07:44 (Xiamen, 2013)

MARATHON HIGHLIGHTS:
06Oct13 Lisboa Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Marathon 1st 2:09:46
05Jan13 Xiamen International Marathon 2nd 2:07:44

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
16Sep12 Philadelphia ING Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Half Marathon 2nd 1:00:43
01Apr12 Berlin Half Marathon 5th 59:53
16Sep11 Bruselles Memorial van Damme 10,000m 8th 27:21.62
12Jun11 Strasbourg Meeting National D1 3,000m 1st 7:39.72
20Jul10 Moncton IAAF World Junior Championships 3rd 28:14.55
17Jun10 Nairobi Kenyan World Junior
Championships Trails 10,000m 1st 2:21.00

CAREER NOTES: Paul Lonyangata is a young talent ready to make his mark in the marathon distance. He finished runner-up in his debut marathon in Xiamen and then won his second marathon in Lisbon. As a junior, he won the Kenyan World Junior Championships Trails 10,000m and at the Moncton IAAF World Junior Championships claimed the bronze medal. His fastest half marathon of 59:53 was recorded in Berlin in 2012. Most recently he ran a 59:54 at the 2014 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon to finish eighth.

PERSONAL NOTES: Lonyangata trains with Joel Kimurer who is also making his Boston debut. Dr. Gabriele Rosa coaches both Lonyangata and Kimurer.