Joyce Chepchumba

Joyce Chepchumba ( born November 6, 1970 in Kericho ) is a Kenyan long-distance runner and Olympic bronze medalist.

At the start of her international career she won in 1995 at Tilburg Ladies Run 10K and finished fourth at the New York City Marathon. She was second in the London Marathon 1996. The marathon of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they had to stop, but they improved in New York City for a place.

In 1997 she won the London Marathon and the Tokyo International Women's Marathon. In 1998, she won the Chicago Marathon and finished third at the London Marathon. The following year, she won in London with her personal best of 2:23:22 in Chicago and defended their first place.

At the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000 then won the bronze medal behind Naoko Takahashi (JPN ) and Lidia Simon (ROM). She was also third in this year the London Marathon and won again in the marathon of Tokyo.

In 2001 she won third place in London and the fourth at the New York City Marathon, which she won in the following year. At the World Athletics Championships 2003, she finished seventh after she had previously finished third in the Boston Marathon this year. In 2004, she finished fifth in London and fourth in Chicago.

Also over the half marathon distance it is successful. In 1999, she won the Great North Run in 1999 and 2001 at the Great Scottish Run from 1998 to 2000 at Altöttinger Half Marathon (2000 to the current course record ) and from 1999 to 2001 and the 2004 Berlin Half Marathon. From 1999 to 2005 she won four times the Greifenseelauf, 2002 with the current course record. 1997 and 1999, she finished fourth at the World Half Marathon Championships.

Chepchumba now lives in Detmold and in Nakuru. Overall, it was 17 times under the brand of 2:28 hours, as often as any other runner. (End of 2006)