Peres Jepchirchir

Peres Jepchirchir

April 21, 2024

6 Thoughts on 2024 London Marathon: Mutiso Wins, Jepchirchir Is Clutch, & Brilliant Brits

Peres Jepchirchir is back and showed her chances of back-to-back Olympic golds are very real, while Emile Cairess (2:06:46) is now the second-fastest Brit ever.
October 01, 2023

2023 World Road Champs: Faith Kipyegon Gets Beat, Hobbs Kessler Wins Mile & Breaks WR, Kenya Goes 1-2-3 in Both Half Marathons

The 20-year-old Kessler won the first road mile world title as Diribe Welteji upset Faith Kipyegon in the women's mile. Peres Jepchirchir won a record-tying 3rd title in the women's half.
April 21, 2023

London Marathon Friday Notes: Brigid Kosgei Is Not 100%, Eilish McColgan Withdraws

McColgan cited knee problems while Kosgei is nursing a hamstring injury. Peres Jepchirchir & Yalemzerf Yehualaw both say they're ready to go.
October 15, 2022

Olympic Champion Peres Jepchirchir Withdraws From The NYC Marathon; Keira D’Amato Added To Field

Jepchirchir is out with an injury and D'Amato will take her place just six weeks after running 2:21:48 at the Berlin Marathon. Last year's top American at NYC (4th place overall) Elkanah Kibet also withdrew from the race.
June 14, 2022

Peres Jepchirchir to Defend Title at 2022 TCS New York City Marathon

The reigning Olympic, NYC and Boston champ missed the NYC course record by just eight seconds when she won in 2:22:39 last year.
April 20, 2022

2022 Boston Marathon Women's Report Cards

From A to DNF, we hand out grades to the top pro women at 2022 Boston.
April 18, 2022

Peres Jepchirchir Wins 2022 Boston Marathon After Thrilling Final Mile Duel With Ababel Yeshaneh

The middle miles were the fastest in race history and the finish was one for the ages as there were 7 lead changes in the final 1.2 miles.
April 14, 2022

2022 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Who's World #1, Meet Degitu Azimeraw, and Can Molly Seidel Make the Podium?

Last year's World #1 Peres Jepchirchir faces last year's World #2 Joyciline Jepkosgei in a clash of the titans. Could the course record go down? *2022 Boston Marathon women's field looks AMAZING but the intro to Jonathan Gault's Boston marathon preview is even more amazing
November 03, 2021

2021 NYC Marathon Women's Preview: Olympic Champ Peres Jepchirchir Tries to Join Frank Shorter as an Immortal; What Can Molly Seidel Do for an Encore?

Not since Frank Shorter in 1972 has an athlete won the Olympics and doubled back to win a fall marathon later that year. That's what Jepchirchir is trying to do on Sunday in New York.
August 06, 2021

Molly Seidel Shocks the World With Bronze Medal, as Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kogei Go 1-2 in 2020 Olympic Marathon

Molly Seidel shocked the world by getting the bronze medal as Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kogei swept the top two spots.
December 08, 2020

WTW: Super Shoes = Super Times, Weini Kelati Goes Pro, And World Athletics Reverses Course

After a long Covid-19 break, Rojo's weekly recap is back in full force.
December 06, 2020

Evans Chebet (2:03:00) and Peres Jepchirchir (2:17:16) Set Valencia Marathon Course Records As Genzebe Dibaba (65:18) Wins Her Half Marathon Debut

Pre-race, we said the Valencia fields were the deepest in history and that proved to be the case, particularly in the men's race where 30 men broke 2:10.
December 02, 2020

The Deepest Marathon EVER is Sunday: 2020 Valencia Is Going to Be Incredible

The depth in Valencia is ridiculous: 25 men under 2:08, 35 under 2:10, 44 under 2:12. Plus there are some real studs running, from 2:02 man Birhanu Legese and Boston/Chicago champ Lawrence Cherono to NYC champ Joyciline Jepkosgei and World Half champ Peres Jepchirchir. *MB: Are you ready for the DEEPEST marathon EVER? Sunday's Valencia Marathon is laughably good.
October 17, 2020

Peres Jepchirchir Sets Women's-Only World Record of 65:16 To Win 2020 World Half Marathon Championships

Jepchirchir joins Tegla LoroupePaula Radcliffe, and Lornah Kiplagat, as the only women with two World Half titles. Plus who is the German that won the silver?
October 14, 2020

World Half Women's Preview: Is This The Greatest Women's Half Marathon Field in History?

Four different women have broken the world record in the half marathon in recent years and all four of those women will be running in Gdynia on Saturday, which makes this one of the greatest -- if not the greatest -- half marathon fields ever assembled.
September 05, 2020

RRW: "Women-Only" World Record Of 65:34 For Peres Jepchirchir At Prague 21.1 KM; Kibiwott Kandie Wins Men's Race In 58:37

Kandie's time makes him the fifth fastest man in history. Jepchirchir is actually #7 all-time with her 65:06 PB, but her 65:34 "women only" mark would be good for 14th on the list.