Nancy Kiprop has won the last three consecutive Vienna City Marathons, each time recording a new personal best. Kiprop has now finished in the top three in seven of the nine marathons she’s lined up for.
Kiprop ran professionally for several years before taking a break in the 2000s to attend Tambach Teachers College so that she could open a school one day in Kenya. She returned to the professional running scene stronger than ever. She had a breakout race at the Sao Paulo Sao Silvestre 15K on New Year’s Eve in 2013, taking first place in 51:58. Two years later, she took the Rio Half Marathon title before moving up to the marathon distance. She ran her first marathon in Valencia, Spain in 2015, taking second in 2:27:34.
Kiprop uses her prize money from her races to help upgrade the school she built in 2018 in Kenya, which has grown from four students and one teacher to 145 students, six teachers, and six staff. With every race, she adds a new classroom or hires a new teacher. Her husband drives the school bus. Kiprop and her husband have seven children, including five whom they adopted after the children lost their parents in a traffic accident.
- Date of Birth Jul 7, 1979
- Age 40
- Gender Female
- Country USA
- Residence Chesitek, Kenya
|2019||Vienna City Marathon||1st||2:22:12|
|2019||Paris Half Marathon||1st||1:09:12|
|2018||Vienna City Marathon||1st||2:24:18|
|2013||Sao Paulo Sao Silvestre 15k||1st||51:58|