Priscah Jeptoo

Priscah Jeptoo ( Priscah Jeptoo Chepsirot; born June 26, 1984 in Chemnoet, Nandi District ) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in road races.

The daughter of a middle distance runner Beatrice Samoei already felt attracted in school to the longer distances, but failed to qualify for the national youth team. After leaving school at the Itigo Girls High School in 2004, she worked on the farm of her father, with several women has eleven children. In 2006, she was discovered by the marathon runner Martin Lel, who invited her into his training camp and they switched to the coach Claudio Berardelli and the manager Federico Rosa. After they had their runner colleagues Chepsirot Douglas married in 2008 and brought the son of Faustin Kipchumba to the world, first successes came a.

In 2009 she won the Douro Valley Half Marathon, in the Cidade do Porto and Corrida Festas presented at the Porto Marathon a course record. The following year, she won the Ribarroja -del- Turia Half Marathon, finished second at the Maratona di Sant'Antonio and won the Turin Marathon in 2:27:02 hours. In 2011 she won the first Goyang Half Marathon. Then she won the Paris Marathon and improved her personal best by more four minutes to 2:22:55 h Thus, she qualified for the marathon the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, where she won the silver medal. The annual financial statements set them on a course record at the Corrida de São Silvestre Internacional.

In 2012 she was nominated behind their Landsmänninen Mary Keitany Jepkosgei and Edna Kiplagat Ngeringwony third London Marathon and how for the Olympic Games in London. There she won the silver medal in a time of 2:23:12 h Later in the season they triumphed at the Portugal Half Marathon and the São Silvestre de Luanda. 2013 Jeptoo was at RAK Half Marathon runner-up in the third fastest time ever achieved by a woman at a suitable distance world record, and won the London Marathon and the Bogota Half Marathon. In the Great North Run, the record is not suitable because of its over-sized gap, she won in 1:05:45 h 2013 she won the New York City Marathon.

Priscah Jeptoo is 1,68 m tall and weighs 49 kg.

Personal Best

  • 3000 m: 9:05,7 min, January 3, 2013, Luanda
  • 10 - km road race: 32:31 min, 31 December 2012 Luanda
  • Half Marathon: 1:06:11 h, February 15, 2013, Ras Al Khaimah
  • Marathon: 2:20:14 h, April 22, 2012, London