Mary Keitany

Mary Keitany

September 22, 2021

Seven-Time World Marathon Major Winner Mary Keitany Retires at Age 39

In the World Marathon Major era (2006-present), no woman has more WMM wins than Keitany, who claimed three London titles and four NYC victories and retires with pbs of 64:55 and 2:17:01. On the Mt. Rushmore of women's marathoners, she's on there along with Paula Radcliffe, Catherine Ndereba, and Grete Waitz.
November 03, 2019

Joyciline Jepkosgei Dazzles in Marathon Debut, Just Misses Course Record to Win 2019 NYC Marathon

The half marathon world record holder just missed the course record with her 2:22:38 win. Des Linden led early and ended up the top American in 6th in 2:26:42.
October 31, 2019

2019 NYC Marathon Media Day: The Men's Course Record Is In Jeopardy, The Women's Might Be, And Yes, Shoe Talk

The pros weighed in on bouncing back from Worlds, chasing the course record (or not), and (of course) the Nike Vaporflys.
April 23, 2019

3 Massive Reasons To Get Excited For The 2019 London Marathon: Kipchoge Vs. Farah, Women's Race For The Ages, Huddle Vs. Sisson

Eliud Kipchoge vs. Mo Farah (and the field) on the men's side, the greatest women's field ever assembled,  and Americans Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson trying to run fast.
January 18, 2019

Mary Keitany, Vivian Cheruiyot And Tirunesh Dibaba Head Up Elite Women's Field At The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

Keitany returns to defend her title against NYC champ Cheruiyot and they also face Berlin champ Gladys Cherono and Chicago champ Brigid Kosgei. So four out of six of the reigning champs from WMM races will be there.
January 01, 2019

2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: Vivian Cheruiyot & Des Linden End Year As World & US #1s

2018 was the best year in the history of the women's marathoning. Coming into the year, only five women in history had ever broken 2:19 but six different women did it 2019.  Plus 11 times a woman broke 2:20 in 2018, the most in history.
June 10, 2018

RRW: Mary Keitany Dominates NYRR New York 10K

Keitany ran 30:59 to win by more than a minute.
April 19, 2018

RRW: Will Male Pacers Help Women Break World Record At London Marathon?

This will be the first time since Paula Radcliffe set her 2:15:25 WR in 2003 that London has used male pacers for the women's race.
April 18, 2018

Breaking 2:15:25: Can the Women's World Record Go Down at the London Marathon? An LRC Examination

Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba, two of the greatest women's distance runners in history will chase the greatest women's distance world record on Sunday. Can they possibly break Paula Radcliffe's 2:15:25?
February 07, 2018

Thursday's Must-See TV: 2018 RAK Half Marathon Preview: Joyciline Jepkosgei Battles Mary Keitany as 11(!) Sub-60 Guys Square Off in the Men's Race

Are you ready for some incredible, free prime-time half-marathon action? We hope as as Thurday's night RAK Half is going to be insane. Watch it live on LetsRun at 9:45 pm ET.
January 30, 2018

February 9: World Record Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei Will Clash With Mary Keitany At The 2018 RAK Half-Marathon

Other big names include Vivian Cheruiyot, 2014 World Half champ Gladys Cherono and Fancy Chemutai who ran 65:36 to finish runner-up with Jepkosgei set her WR.
January 25, 2018

Mary Keitany Will Use Male Pacers To Try And Break Paula Radcliffe's 2:15:25 World Record At The 2018 London Marathon

When Keitany ran the 2:17:01 women's only WR last year, she was on pace to break 2:15:25 at halfway, but had to run the second half of the race solo when her pacer fell back.
January 06, 2018

2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: The Incredible Tirunesh Dibaba Is #1; Shalane Flanagan US #1 In the Best Year Ever For American Women's Marathoning

Shalane Flanagan cracks the top 5 as we for the first time exclude from our rankings an athlete, Sarah Chepchirchir, not convicted of a doping offense.
December 19, 2017

The Best Races of 2017: Gold & Silver for U.S. in the Steeple, Shalane Wins NYC, Kipchoge Runs 2:00:25 & More

2017 is almost over and it's time to look back at the year that was in running. We reflect on the most exciting races of 2017, including history from Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, major marathon wins from Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp, the brilliance of Eliud Kipchoge and much more.
November 07, 2017

Eliud Kipchoge And Mary Keitany Up For AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award Hat-Trick

Kipchoge and Keitany are up against World champions Geoffrey Kirui and Rose Chelimo for the award.
November 05, 2017

Shalane Flanagan Wins 2017 New York City Marathon - 1st American Winner in 40 Years

The 40 year American women's drought is over as Shalane Flanagan was fantastic in Central Park.