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Priscah Jeptoo

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PRISCAH JEPTOO
KENYA

BIRTHDATE:
26 June 1984

PERSONAL BEST:
2:20:15 (London, 2012)

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

13Apr14 Virgin Money London Marathon DNF
03Nov13 ING New York City Marathon 1st 2:25:07
21Apr13 Virgin London Marathon 1st 2:20:15
05Aug12 Olympic Games Marathon 2nd 2:23:12
22Apr12 Virgin London Marathon 3rd 2:20:14
27Aug11 IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2nd 2:29:00

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

10Apr11 Paris Marathon 1st 2:22:55
14Nov10 Turin Marathon 1st 2:27:02
25Apr10 Padua Marathon 2nd 2:30:53
08Nov09 Porto Marathon 1st 2:30:40

CAREER NOTES:

Priscah Jeptoo only had one way to earn the $500,000 prize for the 2012-13 WMM series as she stepped to the start line of the 2013 ING New York City Marathon: win the race. That she did in a time of 2:25:07 despite being more than three minutes off the lead at one point.

Seven weeks prior Jeptoo blazed to a 1:05:45 at the Great North Run Half-Marathon, just five seconds off the fastest time ever run for the distance.

Jeptoo's marathon in London earlier in April 2013 completed the sequence where she went from third to second to first in WMM events. She ran a sub 69 minute second half to win by 77 seconds in 2:20:15.

After beginning 2012 with a third place personal best 2:20:14 at London, she was the final woman to fall back from gold medalist Tiki Gelana at the London Olympics marathon. Jeptoo's margin of defeat - five seconds - was the smallest for a silver medalist in Olympic history.

Jeptoo had an impressive negative split run at the 2011 World Championships where she also earned the silver medal.