Mary Ngugi Kenya

Mary Ngugi finished second at the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half in preparation for her marathon debut at the Boston Marathon in April, where she clocked a 2:28:33 to finish seventh. In New York, Ngugi has had additional success at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, finishing second in 2016 and third in 2014.

Ngugi is the world championships half marathon silver medalist from 2014 and bronze medalist from 2016, and her time of 1:06:29 at the 2016 Houston Half Marathon is the fastest-ever performance on U.S. soil. She did not participate in last year’s world championships due to an Achilles tendon injury. Ngugi has been racing on the professional circuit for more than a decade and began competing in road races at the end of 2012. She is now a half marathon specialist, having run more than a dozen of them.

Ngugi is a mother whose outgoing personality makes her one of the most popular Kenyan women runners on social media.

  • Date of Birth Dec 17, 1988
  • Age 30
  • Gender Female
  • Country Kenya
  • Residence Nyahururu, Kenya


Career Highlights

Year Event tIME pLACE
 2019 United Airlines NYC Half  1:11:07  2nd 
 2018 B.A.A. 10K 31:55 1st
 2016 Houston Half Marathon  1:06.29 1st
 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 1:07:54 3rd
 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 1:07:44 2nd


Year Event Place Time
2019 TCS New York City Marathon 2019 10 2:27:36
2019 2019 United Airlines NYC Half 2 1:11:07
2016 2016 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K 2 0:31:51
2014 2014 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K 3 0:31:52

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