Lornah Kiplagat

Lornah Kiplagat ( born May 1, 1974 in Kabeimit ) is a Dutch long-distance runner of Kenyan origin that is successful especially in marathons and other road races.

She made for the first time attention to themselves, as they both won the Los Angeles Marathon as well as the 25 km from Berlin in 1997 and 1998. In 1999, she then won the Amsterdam Marathon, 2000, she was second in the Chicago Marathon in 2001 and fourth in the Boston Marathon. In 2002 she won the Osaka Women's Marathon, and the following year she exhibited there as her personal best of 2:22:22 Fourth h.

In the same year she ran the New York City Marathon, now starting for their new country, the Netherlands as a third party record in 2:23:43 h

Also on the train she was successful: The World Athletics Championships 2003 in Paris / Saint- Denis, she finished fourth in the 10,000 -meter run min in their personal best time of 30:12.53 and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens over the same distance Fifth.

In 2005 she won the Rotterdam Marathon, was second at the World Half Marathon Championships in Edmonton and European champion in cross-country running.

In 2006, she was second on the long and Fifth over the short distance at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. In the fall she presented at the Road Race World Championships 2006 in Debrecen 1:03:21 h to set a world record over 20 kilometers. A calf injury prevented participation in the World Athletics Championships in 2007.

In the road race world championships in 2007 in Udine, she defended her title in the half- marathon world record time of 1:06:25 h and improved at the 20- km mark their world record from the previous year to 1:02:57 h

Lornah Kiplagat has a competition weight of 49 kg at a height of 1.65 m. She lives since 1999 in the Netherlands and will start for this country, since they had adopted in 2003 whose citizenship. Her coach is her husband, the Dutchman Pieter Horst Langer. She founded the highlands of Kenya training camp and is committed there in the AIDS education.