Stephen Kiprotich

Stephen Kiprotich

November 16, 2018 Goes to Ethiopia, Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, Meeting Haile G, & a Run-In with the Ethiopian Military

We waited 18 years to set foot in Ethiopia but once we were here it was only a matter of hours before got to talk to the great Haile Gebrselassie. He held court with some studly friends from Eritrea, Stephen Kiprotich and Zersenay Tadesse. Thankfully, we didn't anger the Ethiopian military too much after a classic American tourist gaffe.
April 30, 2018

Solomon Deksisa (2:06:34) And Shitaye Eshete (2:24:51) Triumph At The Hamburg Marathon

Former Olympic and World champ Stephen Kiprotich was 5th in 2:07:57.
April 06, 2018

April 29: Fourth Fastest Marathoner Of All-Time Emmanuel Mutai, Former Olympic Champ Stephen Kiprotich Headline At Hamburg Marathon

2:04:28 man Sammy Kitwara and Ayele Abshero (2:04:23) are also in the field along with several other sub-2:07 men. Six of the women's field have gone sub-2:30 lead by Isabellah Andersson (2:23:41 from 2011) and Shitaye Eshete (2:25:36).
August 01, 2017

2017 Worlds Men's Marathon Preview: Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola Does Battle With a New Crop of Kenyan Studs

Sometimes the marathon field at worlds is watered down but certianly not this year as the Duba, London and Boston champs are all racing.
April 23, 2017

Tsegaye Mekonnen wins his first marathon since 2014 Dubai as he outduels Stephen Kiprotich to win in Hamburg

Mekonnen, the world jr record holder for 26.2, had a 19 second lead at 35k but Kiprotich caught him by 40k, only to be outkicked. In the women's race, Portugal Jessica Augusto won in 2:25:30. Before the race, she said she was hoping to beat Rosa Mota's NR 2:23:29 that has stood since 1985 but given the fact it was hailing early in the race, she decided to just focus on winning.
April 21, 2017

Former Olympic And World Champ Stephen Kiprotich Faces Three 2:04 Ethiopians At The Hamburg Marathon

Former Dubai winner Tsegaye Mekonnen (2:04:32), former London winner Tsegaye Kebede (2:04:38) and former world bronze medalist Tadesse Tola (2:04:49) headline with Kiprotich while 2:24-woman Jessica Augosto is the favorite on the women's side.
August 19, 2016

2016 Olympic Men's Marathon Preview: Can the Greatest Marathoner in the World, Eliud Kipchoge, Become the Greatest Marathoner of All Time? Can Galen Rupp Medal After Doubling Back from 10K?

Kipchoge has won six of his seven career marathons (including four straight) and is coming off one of the greatest marathon performances in history (his 2:03:05 CR in London). He's certainly the favorite, but this will be his first marathon without rabbits. He'll be challenged by NYC champ Stanley Biwott, Dubai champ Tesfaye Abera, Boston champ Lemi Berhanu plus reigning Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich and reigning world champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie.
February 26, 2016

2016 Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview: Dickson Chumba Looks to Split $500,000 AWMM Title with Eliud Kipchoge; Japan's Top Men Battle for Olympic Spots

Chicago champ/Tokyo CR holder Chumba takes on '12 Olympic medalists Stephen Kiprotich and Abel Kirui, plus Amsterdam champ Bernard Kipyego, Berlin runner-up Eliud Kiptanui and Japan's top marathoner, Masato Imai (2:07:39 pb). Eritrea's Teklemariam Medhin (two-time World XC medalist) makes his debut.
August 20, 2015

The 2015 Worlds Start With a Bang: Clash of the Titans in the Marathon - LRC Preview

The 2015 World Championships start with a bang as world beater Wilson Kipsang, WR holder Dennis Kimetto and Olympic/World champ Stephen Kiprotich lead a field that includes six 2:05 or faster runners and 24 men with sub-2:10 PRs.

June 21, 2015

Mattoni Olomouc Half-Marathon: Mary Keitany Smahes CR With 66:38; Josphat Kiptis Gets Upset Win Over Field With Wilson Kipsang And Stephen Kiprotich

Kiptis ran 60:21 to beat Jonathan Maiyo (60:32) while Kipsang was 5th (62:09) and Kiprotich 10th (63:07).

February 22, 2015

Tokyo 2015: Negesse and Dibaba Get First Major Marathon Wins, Stephen Kiprotich Shows Olympic Spirit in Second

Ethiopians Endeshaw Negesse and Birhane Dibaba got the Major marathon season underway with their first major wins as Stephen Kiprotich was a hero in second, Tariku Bekele bombed in his debut, Japanese twitter went nuts over the marathon, and Lauren Kleppin took a shot at greatness but bombed. We break it down.

February 21, 2015

2015 Tokyo Marathon Results

February 19, 2015

2015 Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview: Dickson Chumba Aims to Repeat vs. Geoffrey Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich & Tsegaye Kebede

A year ago a Geoffrey Mutai (2013 NY champ), Kebede (2013 London champ), Kiprotich (2013 World Champ) match-up would have been salivating. Now all 3 titans have something to prove against defending champ Dickson Chumba as Tariku Bekele makes his debut. In all, five sub-2:05 guys will toe the line on Sunday morning (Saturday night in U.S.).
September 10, 2014

International Distance-Running Greats, Featuring Wilson Kipsang and Buzunesh Deba, to Challenge Defending Champions at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2

Defending champ Priscah Jeptoo faces runner up Buzunesh Deba as well as Edna Kiplagat and Mary Keitany in her return to the marathon.

April 11, 2014

Fantasy Track On The Streets Of London - 2014 London Marathon Men's Preview - Breaking Down A Race For The Ages

OH BABY WHAT A RACE!!! This one reads almost like fantasy track. Something has to give as it features the fastest man in history Geoffrey Mutai, the world record holder Wilson Kipsang, the defending champ Tsegaye Kebede, past champ Emmanuel Mutai, the Olympic and world champ Stephen Kiprotich, and the debuts of Mo Farah and Ibrahim Jeilan. We try to break it down for you. *IAAF: "Best Ever" Field