(born August 22, 1980) is a Kenyan long-distance runner
, who specializes in the marathon
Limo held the 15 Kilometres road running world record
from November 2001 to November 2010, where he lost the record to Leonard Komon
. Limo set his record of 41:29 minutes in Nijmegen
, the Netherlands
when winning the Zevenheuvelenloop
race. Deriba Merga
equalled the time in 2009.
He won the Portugal Half Marathon
in 2002. He debuted at the 2003 Amsterdam Marathon
, finishing second timing 2:06.42, only three seconds slower than William Kipsang
, who set a course record.
Limo has achieved victory at the 2005 Chicago Marathon
, as well as at Berlin
in 2004. In winning the 2004 Rotterdam Marathon, he ran arguably his strongest effort, setting his personal best of 2:06:14. Not only is that the eleventh fastest marathon ever run, but it was achieved on a very windy day. Limo withdrew from a possible defense of his Chicago Marathon title due to back pain, and the 2006 race was won by Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot
He won the 2006 London Marathon
in a time of 2:06:39, the third fastest of 2006. He returned the following year and recorded 2:07:47 for third place.
His performances deteriorated significantly from 2008 onwards as he rarely bettered two hours and ten minutes. In 2008 he was eighth in London and fifth in Fukuoka. His 2009 saw... Read More