Mary Keitany

Mary Keitany Kenya

Mary Keitany will be racing for her fifth TCS New York City Marathon title. She won three consecutive TCS New York City Marathons from 2014 to 2016, including a dominating performance in 2016 in which she surged ahead at mile 14, covering the second half of the course solo to win in 2:24:26. Her 3:34 margin of victory was the greatest in the women’s race since 1980, and she became the first open division runner since Grete Waitz to win the event three years in a row. In 2018, she won her fourth TCS New York City Marathon, recording the second fastest time in event history in 2:22:48.

In 2017, Keitany finished as the TCS New York City Marathon runner-up to Shalane Flanagan, clocking in at 2:27:54. Earlier in 2017, she won her third career Virgin Money London Marathon in April, breaking the women-only marathon record in a blistering time of 2:17:01 and breaking Paula Radcliffe’s record by 41 seconds. Keitany had previously won the London Marathon in 2011 and 2012.

Keitany is a two-time winner of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series, having taken titles in 2012 and 2016. She is a former world-record-holder for the half-marathon and has also had success in New York in the Mini 10K, winning the event three times.

Married to runner Charles Koech, Keitany has two children, Jared and Samantha. In Kenya, she has put forth funds to build both a school and a church in her village. Earlier this year, she was invited to the Vatican to meet with the Pope, who blessed her for all of her accomplishments.

  • Date of Birth Jan 18, 1982
  • Age 37
  • Gender Female
  • Country Kenya
  • Residence Iten, Kenya


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
 2018  TCS New York City Marathon 2:22:48  1st 
 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon 2:17:01 1st
 2016 TCS New York City Marathon 2:24:26 1st
 2012 London Olympic Games Marathon 2:23:56 4th
 2012 London Marathon 2:18:37 1st


Year Event Place Time
2018 TCS New York City Marathon 2018 1 2:22:48
2018 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K 1 0:30:59
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 2 2:27:54
2017 2017 NYRR New York Mini 10K 1 0:31:20
2016 TCS New York City Marathon 2016 1 2:24:26
2015 TCS New York City Marathon 2015 1 2:24:25
2015 2015 Oakley New York Mini 10K 1 0:31:15
2014 TCS New York City Marathon 2014 1 2:25:07
2011 ING New York City Marathon 2011 3 2:23:38
2010 2010 ING New York City Marathon 3 2:29:01

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