Mary Jepkosgei Keitany

Mary Jepkosgei Keitany ( born January 18, 1982 in Kisok at Kabarnet, Baringo District, Rift Valley Province ) is a Kenyan long-distance runner.


In 2007, she won the Lille Half Marathon in 1:08:43 h In the road race world championships in 2007 in Udine she took in 1:06:48 h silver behind Lornah Kiplagat, who ran a world record. At the end of the year she married her fellow runners Charles Koech.

After a maternity leave in 2008, she repeated her victory in 2009 in Lille in 1:07:00 hours and won the title at the World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham in 1:06:36 h She was so at this time the second fastest woman ever over this distance. Three weeks later, she won the Delhi Half Marathon and returned with 1:06:54 hours again within reach of the world record.

In 2010 she won the Zayed Half Marathon, finished second at the World 's Best 10K, and improved at the 25 km from Berlin the world record over this distance by more than two minutes. In the fall she presented at the Portugal Half Marathon with 1:08:50 h a course record and finished third at the New York City Marathon.

At the start of the 2011 season they improved the RAK Half Marathon world record by 35 seconds 1:05:50 h Two months later, she won the London Marathon and this improved her personal best by almost ten minutes 2:19:19 h. According to another course record at the Portugal half Marathon she was the favorite at the New York City Marathon. There they ran a lead of two and a half minutes out, but was intercepted on the last two miles of Firehiwot Dado and Deba Bizunesh and came as third parties to the finish.

In 2012 she triumphed again at the RAK Half Marathon and the London Marathon. Her time of 2:18:37 h she established herself as a far third fastest runner on the 42,195 - km - distance and was nominated for the Olympic Games in London. There they took surprisingly only rank 4

Mary Keitany Jepkosgei is 1,58 m tall and weighs 45 kg. First, she was trained by Philip Kipyegon Singoei. Since 2007, she is managed by the management company Demadonna and their coach Gabriele Nicola.

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