Wilson Kipsang

Wilson Kipsang Kenya

Kispang won the TCS New York City Marathon in 2014 in his debut on the five-borough course, taking the tape in 2:10:59, just 11 seconds ahead of Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa. Adding to his victory in London earlier that year, the win in New York sealed the World Marathon Majors Series VIII title for him. So far in 2017, Kipsang has won the Tokyo Marathon, setting a new course record of 2:03:58 in February, but he dropped out of the BMW Berlin Marathon in September at the 30K mark a year after finishing as runner-up there.

Kipsang set a marathon world record of 2:03:23 at the 2013 BMW Berlin Marathon, which he held until Dennis Kimetto broke it at the same event the following year. Kipsang lowered his best to 2:03:13 in a runner-up finish in Berlin in 2016. He won his second Virgin Money London Marathon title in 2014, setting a new course record of 2:04:29; he had missed the record by four seconds with his 2012 win in 2:04:44. Kipsang is also a two-time champion at Frankfurt Marathon, setting course records both times with a 2:04:57 in 2010 and 2:03:42 in 2011.

The 2012 London Olympic Marathon bronze medalist has run under 2:05 eight times, the most of any runner in history. At the 2009 Ras Al Khaimah Half-Marathon, he became the fifth person in history to break 59 minutes for the half-marathon with his time of 58:59.

The self-coached TCS New York City Marathon champion worked as a police officer for three years before his running career took off, and he now owns the Keellu Resort Centre, a hotel and restaurant in Iten, Kenya. He previously ran competitively for the Kenyan Police team.

  • Date of Birth Mar 15, 1982
  • Age 37
  • Gender Male
  • Country Kenya
  • Residence Iten, Kenya


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2:10:56 2nd
2017   Tokyo Marathon 2:03:58  1st
 2016  Virgin Money London Marathon 2:07:52
 2015  Virgin Money London Marathon 2:04:47
2014   Virgin Money London Marathon 2:04:29
 2013  BMW Berlin Marathon 2:03:23
 2012  London Olympic Games Marathon 2:09:37
2009  Ras Al Khaimah Half-Marathon  58:59


Year Event Place Time
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 2 2:10:56
2015 TCS New York City Marathon 2015 4 2:12:45
2015 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K 4 0:28:49
2014 TCS New York City Marathon 2014 1 2:10:59
2013 NYC Half 2013 1 1:01:02

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