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Encyclopedia > Catherine Ndereba
Medal record
Ndereba at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.
Ndereba at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.
Competitor for Flag of Kenya Kenya
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Silver 2004 Athens Marathon
World Championships
Gold 2003 Paris Marathon
Gold 2007 Osaka Marathon
Silver 2005 Helsinki Marathon

Catherine Ndereba (born July 21, 1972) is a world class Kenyan marathon runner. She broke the women's marathon world record in 2001, running 2h18:47 at the Chicago Marathon. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 379 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1209 × 1913 pixels, file size: 464 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Official logo The 2007 World Championships in Athletics is being held in Osaka, Japan from August 24 to September 2, 2007 at Nagai Stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... A World Championship is any contest to determine the best in the world in a particular field. ... The official results of the Womens Marathon at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France, held on Sunday August 31, 2003. ... Official logo The 2007 World Championships in Athletics is being held in Osaka, Japan from August 24 to September 2, 2007 at Nagai Stadium. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ...


She is from Gatunganga in Nyeri District. She went to Ngorano Secondary School where she pursued her running career. In 1994, she was recruited by the Kenya Prisons Service [1]. Nyeri District is district in the Central Province of Kenya. ...


Ndereba currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya, with her husband Anthony Maina and daughter Jane. Her brother Samuel Ndereba is also a marathon runner. Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ...


Ndereba was awarded the 2004 and 2005 Kenyan Sportswoman of the Year awards[2].


Achievements

  • 1995
    • Represented Kenya internationally for the first time at a women's relay race in Seoul, Korea.
    • Set a 10K personal record, 31:35, at the Richard S. Caliguiri/City of Pittsburgh Great Race.
  • 1996
    • Entered 18 races, won 13.
    • Ranked No. 2 in USA Track and Field's World Road Running Rankings; named Road Runner of the Year by Runner's World Magazine and Road Racer of the Year by Running Times.
    • Finished third in the Pittsburgh Great Race.
  • 1997
    • Did not run.
    • Gave birth to daughter, Jane.
  • 1998
    • Named Road Runner of the Year by Runner's World and Road Racer of the Year by Running Times.
  • 1999
    • Road racer of the year again, winning eight major events during a two-month span.
    • Won individual bronze and team gold at World Half-Marathon Championships.
    • Ran world's fastest times at 5K (15:09), 15K (48:52), 12K (38:37) and 10 miles (53:07).
    • Made marathon debut, finishing sixth at Boston in 2:28:27.
    • Finally won the Pittsburgh Great Race with a time of 32:11, nipping American Libbie Hickman at the finish line.
  • 2006
    • Osaka Ladies Marathon winner

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References

  • IAAF profile for Catherine Ndereba
  • Famous People from Kenya [1]
  1. ^ The Standard, Ovtober 28, 2007: Catherine Ndereba: Racing to conquer the world
  2. ^ IAAF, March 2, 2006: Athletes dominate Kenyan Sports Awards
World Champions in Women's Marathon
1983: Grete Waitz | 1987: Rosa Mota | 1991: Wanda Panfil | 1993: Junko Asari | 1995: Manuela Machado | 1997: Hiromi Suzuki | 1999: Jong Song-Ok | 2001: Lidia Simon | 2003: Catherine Ndereba | 2005: Paula Radcliffe| 2007: Catherine Ndereba
Records
Preceded by
Flag of Japan Naoko Takahashi
Women's Marathon World Record Holder
October 7, 2001October 13, 2002
Succeeded by
Flag of the United Kingdom Paula Radcliffe
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of Kenya Joyce Chepchumba
Chicago Women's Marathon Winner
2000 – 2001
Succeeded by
Flag of the United Kingdom Paula Radcliffe
Preceded by
Flag of Kenya Tegla Loroupe
Women's Fastest Marathon Race
20002001
Succeeded by
Flag of the United Kingdom Paula Radcliffe

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ndereba ready for new challenges - The Boston Globe (1239 words)
Catherine The Great has been pounding the pavement for more than a decade now and her to-do list is growing short.
Ndereba, who's bidding to become the first four-time women's winner since six-time champion Joan Benoit Samuelson, has been running Falmouth since 1995, the year she made her international debut.
Ndereba won the first three easily, shattering Lynn Jennings's course record by 36 seconds in 1996, outkicking Colleen De Reuck by seven seconds in 1998 and by nine in 1999.
Boston.com / Sports / Boston Marathon / 2004 Coverage (2245 words)
Catherine Ndereba of Kenya has won her third Boston Marathon in a time of 2:24:27.
Catherine Ndereba has a one-step lead on Elfenesh Alemu as the lead women pass mile 25 and head to Kenmore Square.
Catherine Ndereba has taken the lead in the women's race, with Elfenesh Alemu on her heels.
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