Menu

Marathon Great Felix Limo Retires

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 11, 2013
Nine years ago, Felix Limo was one of the fastest marathoners in the world. Photo: IAAF

He also had held the world record for 15K.

For more than a decade, Kenyan runner Felix Limo was a serious force to be reckoned with on the world stage. After all, in 2004, Limo, ran the fastest marathon in the world that year. He also set a new world record for 15K on the roads.

But now the 32-year-old Limo has decided to hang up his flats and retire.

His decision was influenced by his struggles with injury.

“At the end of last year, I had some tough decisions to make. I had some back problems which meant I could not train as well as I would have liked, which lead to me dropping out of the Toronto Marathon last October,” Limo said.

“In fact, I have had back problems for a number of years. They have never been serious but were the reason why I also dropped out of the Chicago Marathon in 2007 and they have become a little worse in recent years.”

For More: IAAF

FILED UNDER: News TAGS: / /

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter