Sally Kipyego was the runner-up finisher at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, clocking in at 2:28:01 behind Mary Keitany to avenge her DNF in her marathon debut at the event the previous year. This year’s TCS New York City Marathon will be her first major race as a U.S. citizen.
In 2010, Kipyego finished third in 4:32.30 at the NYRR Millrose Games Fred Lebow Mile. In the years that followed, Kipeygo had three top-five finishes in New York including a runner-up finish in the 2011 5th Avenue Mile.
In 2014, she made her half-marathon debut on the streets of New York, capturing the NYC Half title and setting an event record of 1:08:31. Kipyego’s New York record-breaking continued in 2015 when she placed first at the NYRR Millrose Games 3000 meters in a meet record time of 8:41.72
Kipyego made her first IAAF World Championships team in 2011, representing Kenya in the 10,000 meters and earning a silver medal. The 2011 race provided a preview of the London 2012 Olympics, where Kipyego also earned silver in the 10,000 meters. She completed a distance double, running the 5,000 meters where she finished in fourth place.
Kipyego attended Texas Tech, where she was a nine-time NCAA All-American and eight-time NCAA champion, tied for the most in NCAA history. Kipyego was the first Kenyan to capture an NCAA cross country individual championship and the first female in Division I history to capture three consecutive NCCA cross country titles.
- Date of Birth Dec 19, 1985
- Age 33
- Gender Female
- Country Kenya
- Residence Eugene, OR, USA
|2012||London Olympic Games 10,000m||30:26.37||2nd|
|2012||London Olympic Games 5,000m||15:05.79||4th|
|2011||IAAF World Championships 10,000m||30:50.04||2nd|
|2019||2019 NYRR New York Mini 10K||3||0:32:35|
|2016||TCS New York City Marathon 2016||2||2:28:01|
|2015||United Airlines NYC Half 2015||3||1:09:39|
|2014||2014 Fifth Avenue Mile Professional Women||13||0:04:29|
|2014||NYC Half 2014||1||1:08:31|
|2013||NYRR Dash 5K||4||0:15:48|
|2011||Fifth Avenue Mile - Professional Women||3||0:04:23|