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
|2017||TCS New York City Marathon||2:10:56||2nd|
|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
|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|