|Born||13 December 1981|
John Cheruiyot Korir (born 13 December 1981) is a Kenyan athlete who specializes in long-distance running. He is known to be an athlete who often shines at trials but fails to win big competitions.
He was born in Kiramwok, Bomet District. He began running in 1994, while still at primary school. He graduated from the Merigi Secondary School in 1998. He enlisted in the Kenyan Army in 2001. He is a member of the Kipsigis people, a Kalenjin sub-tribe.
John Cheruiyot Korir is not to be confused with John Kipsang Korir, who mainly competes in U.S. races. The two have competed against each other couple of times. At the 2002 Lisbon Half Marathon, Kipsang Korir was better, while Cheruiyot Korir beat his namesake at a cross country event in Kenya in 2003. At the 2005 Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run, John Cheruiyot Korir was fifth in an event won by John Kipsang Korir.
- IAAF, December 1, 2006 John Cheruiyot Korir, the favourite in Lagos - PREVIEW
- Cherry Blossom: March 28, 2005: Two John Korirs Meet; Sally Barsosio Favorite in Women's Race
- Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Road Race results 2005