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Mary Keitany

Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (born January 18, 1982 in Kisok, Baringo District) is a runner from Kenya who specialises in the long distance events.

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Defending champions to return to the New York Marathon, with Mary Keitany going for a 4th straight win! ht…
Daniel Wanjiru wins the London Men's Marathon in a time of 2:05:48 Earlier, Mary Keitany took the Women's Title...Kenya
- Congrats to Mary Keitany on winning in spite of the constant negative comments & vibes from Brendan Foster and Steve Cram.
We all now know who "doesnt know what they are doing" that would be Eat your words Steve Cram. Well done Mary Keitany
Been a few minutes since Steve Cram reminded us that Mary Keitany is slowing down... Negative git.
Mary Keitany can run as fast as she desires!2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Diaries -
Mary Keitany could win her sixth today!
How fast will Mary Keitany run this
NYC Marathon: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie youngst ever winner @ 20 finds it so hard state winn…
Keitany three-peats in NYC @ what's likely to be the largest marathon ever, but not w/o logistical snags. Full story https:…
Mary Keitany of Kenya, because the road to the literally goes past my house
Kenyan Mary Keitany winsher 3rd straight NYC Marathon, running away from lead pack at about the halfway point - NYT http…
Congratulations! Mary Keitany for making history after winning your third consecutive
Mary Keitany was magnificent today, and has to be feeling very good about her third-place result.
Congrats to Mary Keitany (KEN) who won her 3rd consecutive women race in New-York with an impressive time of 2h24min26sec!
Lanni Marchant, 32, (deemed too old to get Athletics Canada funding. . She was 7th at . Winner Mary Keit…
Runner Mary of on her way to winning her third straight
Mary Keitany wins her third consecutive New York marathon in impressive fashion. We applaud her.
“Mary Keitany, a 34-year-old mother of two, went out for a run on Sunday morning.”
Incredible. Mary Keitany is the first woman in 30 years to win three New York marathons in a row. ht…
[Portland Press Herald]Huddle finished in the top three after setting an American record at the 10,…
Mary Keitany of Kenya collected her third consecutive victory at the
It was a race of one: Mary Keitany of Kenya won the in 2:24:26, out of sight of the rest of the women
Congrats to Mary Keitany. Ghirmay Ghebreslassie & everyone who finished the for your examples of sports…
Mary Keitany from Kenya and Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea have won the Men's and Women's legs of the NYC Marathon. (…
Three-peat. Mary Keitany from Kenya won the for the third straight time, finishing in 2:24:26.
New York City Marathon: Ghirmay Ghebresiassie youngest ever winner at 20 from
Mary Keitany of Kenya is your 2016 women's champion! Official time to be announced
Officially: Mary Keitany is the 2016 Champion in a time of 2:24:26!
Congratulations to Mary Keitany for another NYC marathon triumph. You keep us firmly on the map. Stand tall.
CONGRATULATIONS! Mary Keitany for winning New York City Marathon for 3rd constructive time Kenya is proud of U 🇰🇪.
Alone in front is defending champion Mary Keitany as we pass mile 22.
“Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Ethiopia . " Mike Segar and must apologize for the wr…
Mary Keitany & Joyce Chepkirui have broken away and are alone in front!
Wow! Mary Keitany (Kenya) wins NYC Marathon for the third straight year! Congratulations, Queen!
Mary Keitany's winning margin of 3:34 is the largest at the NYC Marathon since Grete Waitz in 1984.
Mary Keitany and Stanley Biwott winners of New York City ... -
Yeah, Paula has the wr, and Grete owned NYC but what about Catherine "The Great" Ndereba or Mary Keitany or the amazing Ethiopian runners.
Only Florence Kiplagat & Mary Keitany have ran faster with times of 65.09 (Barcelona) & 65.50 (Ras Al Khaimah)
Belated congratulations to & Mary Keitany for winning World Marathon Majors IX series
Stanley Biwott won the men’s division of the 2015 New York City Marathon with a time of 2:10:34, and Mary Keitany won the…
Well done to Mary Keitany for defending the New York Marathon. Kudos too to Stanley Biwott and Geoffrey Kamworor for the …
Kenyans Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany won the men's and women's titles at the New York Marathon
Well done Mary Keitany & Stanley Biwott for winning the NYC Marathon while saluting Geoffrey Kamworor on 2nd place
Mary Keitany of Kenya wins for second year in a row.
Mary Keitany a true ambassador of Kenya. We seem to rely on the VIPs (Obama & Pope) only for global goodwill
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Many thanks for Mary Keitany for defending her title and for flying our flag high
Mary Keitany is the diminutive champion
Mary Keitany is set to defend her title in New York as she leads with a massive gap, go for it Mary!
Wilson Kipsang & Mary Keitany will return to NYC to defend their titles & lead the elite field.
Wilson Kipsang, , Lelisa Desisa, Mary Keitany, wow, what a field for this years ! Can't wait for Nov 1
hehehe time to plan for 2017, we should have Mary Keitany
Mary Keitany traditionally swaps the number on her back for a sign that says "Honk if you want to go faster"
Spent my bday morning with Amref supporters Mary Keitany, Bestsy Saina, & Edna Kiplagat at the Oakley all women 10K.
Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany win titles at NYC Marathon - Kenya's Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won titles at...
Mary Keitany of Kenya wins women's title at New York City Marathon
Raw: Kenyans Dominate New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany, both of Kenya, win men and wome...
Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men's and women's races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Mary Keitany of Kenya, two-time 3rd place finisher, 5'3" mother of 3, standing tall today, in closest finish ever
Congratulations to Mary Keitany on winning & Jemina Sumgong second 2014:
A winning return to marathons for Mary Keitany after 2 years in 2h25:07 in New York as I see, her 65:39 HM in Gateshead boded w…
well done on your in NYC good wins for Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany
Congrats to Kenya's Mary Keitany for winning the women's marathon with 2:25:07 GO
Marathon made in Kenya, Mary Keitany and Wilson. You v got to give it all to them. Class!
Mary Keitany of Kenya wins the women's title at
MARY KEITANY wins the New York City Marathon, edging compatriot Jemima Jelagat Sumgong in the final strides.
Congratulations for winning New York Marathon. And Mary Keitany for winning Women's race
Mary Keitany, right, outdueled Jemima Jelagat Sumgong over the final four miles to win the women's NYC Marathon.
Mary Keitany wins the 2014 Jemima Sumgong finishes second.
Kenya's Mary Keitany wins the women's division of the NYC Marathon with an unofficial time of 2:25:07.
I wonder what the longevity rate is in Kenya. Congrats, Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, on your win in NY.
Breaking News: Updates to Come Kenyan runner Mary Keitany has won the women’s division of the 2014 New York City Marathon. Breaking news flashes of the race,
Keitany wins women's title at NYC Marathon: Mary Keitany of Kenya has won the women's title…
Congratulations to Kenya's Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang for winning the women's & men's respectively!
Mary Keitany of Kenya wins women's title by just 3 seconds
Congrats to new women's champ Mary Keitany
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Sitting here in Nairobi, and all of us in the DDI team being recreational runners, we hail Mary Keitany for winning the New York Marathon, and Jemima Jelagat Sumgong for coming in as a runner up. Go Kenya - Go !
Well done Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang on winning the women and mens races at the New York marathon
Mary Keitany congratulations! First woman to beat men in a man's game
Mary Keitany: 2013-became a mother for the second time 2014-became the NYC Marathon champion She is an inspiration to women everywhere.
Great job to the Americans today you Rocked NYC!!! Congrats to the winners you put on a great show for both male and female (Mary Keitany & Wilson Kipsang)...I love being a runner!
NEW YORK MARATHON. It is Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang. Hongera walapataji wetu.
Kipsang and Mary Keitany have done it again.
Wilson Kipsang becomes the first athlete in history to win Berlín,London n New York Marathons. Congratulations to him and Mary Keitany for winning the New York Marathon.. all the way. Steve K Kewa Clifford Quest Kipchumba Ronoh Kipchumba Cornely Alvin Ting'ets Kiborek Reuben Cherotich Carren Kiki Wilma Tarus Kipngetich Wesley
Congrats to Mary Keitany and Kipsang for winning the New York Marathon
Our friend, Joan Wharton, has passed the half mark in the TCS New York City Marathon and is looking strong holding a 9 min/mile pace amidst the cold and wind! Our friend, Mary Beth Moore, is running her first marathon since 2008 and looking great as well! She is past the 15 mile mark and holding just over an 8 min/mile pace! First-timer and local athlete, Christy Gibson, is well on her way and through the 10K mark! Kenya reigned among the Pro men and women this year! Wilson Kipsang (2:10:59) for the men is your winner, and Mary Keitany (2:25:07) is your women's champion!
Mary Keitany has won the New York Marathon in 2:25:07 (women's category)
congratulations to mary keitany winning NYC! unbelievable run!
# NewYorkMarathon Mary Keitany caps an impressive comeback after childbirth to win the women's race in 2:25:14 with Jemima Sumgong completing the Kenyan 1-2 pongezi.we are doping ile ya no.1 sio toping ya dawa
Watching The NYC Marathon. Leading women. Both Kenyans. Mary Keitany and Jemima Sumgong. Here comes the finish line for women and Mary Keitany wins. 2nd Jemima and 3rd is Sara Moreira from Portugal. Mens finish. Winner is Kipsang from Kenya and 2nd is Desisa from Ethiopia and 3rd is Gebremariam from Ethiopia. Way to go AFRICA and Portugal and all the marathon runners.
Congrats to Mary Keitany winner of the N.Y.City Marathan.
Mary Keitany!!! Wow. What a battle to the finish. New York City Marathon
Congratulations to Mary Keitany with her victory in ! Jemina Sumgong 2nd, great 3rd place for Sara Morreiro
Congrats to Mary Keitany on winning the woman's NYC Marathon.
Thenx Mary Keitany and Jemima sumsong for winning New York City Marathon we are proud of you our champions.
Congratulations to Mary Keitany from Kenya - 1st place Woman's NYC Marathon.
Kenya women rules New York Marathon. Mary keitany and Jemima Sumgong takes the storm in that order. Meanwhile Kenyans dominates the road as kipsang and E Mutai re nake to nake
Congratulations Mary Keitany for winning TCM New York Marathon. Jemima Sumgong for taking 2nd place. Proud of you#
Yes congratulations Mary Keitany on the marathon I watch this every year with mommy and Briana
Awesome congrats to Mary Keitany.mother of two in winning the NYC 2014 Marathon! 2:25:03.
Mary Keitany of kenya wins for the women marathon in New York 26 miles in 2hrs 25mins
That was amazing! Congratulations Mary Keitany on your NYC marathon win!! Very impressive women's race! Inspirational. Jemima and Mary neck and neck, and a USA runner on the podium too, in her debut, Sara Moreina!
Mary Keitany FTW! 2:25 and change. 1:13:40, 1:11:07 for the splits. Even in the wind, negative splits always win. Amazing to see her dig deep from Columbus Circle to the finish.
Wow! I don't think Mary Keitany is even out of breath!! Congratulations on winning the NYC Marathon! Had a baby last year! Amazing!
Job well done ladies. Mary Keitany (1) and Jemima Sumgong (2) congrats on your New York marathon win.
Congratz mary keitany made us proud
What a race... Mary Keitany is the 2014 nycmarathon champion 2h25'05", 2nd Jemima Sumgong 2h25'08", 3rd place for Sara Moreira at her first time in marathon 2h25'59".
Mary Keitany from Kenya won the women's race in NYC Marathon
Congrats Mary Keitany women's winner 2:25:07 Tough day to run
Mary Keitany is sprinting, Jemma Sumgong is right there, as Mary Keitany is pushing hard, and Sumgong is trying to hold on, Keitany hits the final uphill, and she is fighting, 3rd in 2010, 3rd in 2011, now looks to be the 2014 TCS NYC marathon champion in 2:25:06!
I want Mary Keitany to win the NYC Marathon!!!Go Mary Go!
Mary Keitany reels in Jemima Sumgong and edges ahead for the victory in an epic battle between the two Kenyans
Mary Keitany and Jemima of Kenya have left a big distance separating them from the followers. At 2.21.0, one of the two is gonna win this women Marathon. For the Men, the leading pack is still tight and everyone seem to be afraid to break off at 1.50.0
Mary Keitany ran 31:22 for 10k in Ottowa this past May, her first real race since having her second child,
Jemima Sumgong and Mary Keitany have 2000m to decide the winner of the women's race with $100,000 prize money at stake.
Jemima Sumgong and Mary Keitany vying for victory in the women's race with 38km gone in a Kenyan 1-2
Melee is sure to ensue soon for both men's and women's races. Mary Keitany looks like she's totally in charge for the women, but someone's going to try to make a move before long. For the men, that pack is still huge. Look for something from the Ethiopians soon (Gebremariam and Desisa). They've been riding in back all race.
Mary Keitany has this look on her face like it is time to make the field hurt, and now, there are six,
Mary keitany n sumgong among the leading group in womens n.york marathon.
Des Linden is back in pack, a pack of nine at sixteen in 1:30:09, Mary Keitany, Sara Moriera are joint leaders,
Mary Keitany looks restless, she wants to lead, but is showing amazing self control,
news: wins Bupa Half in PB of 60:00 w Mary Keitany beating Paula Radcliffe’s CR by 1 second
In a time of 1m 1sec Mo Farah set a new personal best to win the Great North Run from Mike Kigen, while Mary Keitany edged out Britain’s Gemma Steel in the women’s race
Mo Farah and Mary Keitany ensured that a historical edition of the Bupa Great North Run had even more ways to be record-breaking as double world, Olympic and European track champion Farah ran the quickest ever half-marathon by a British athlete and Kenya's Keitany broke the women's course record.
Happy Mary Keitany heaps praise on winners
Two-time London Marathon champion Mary Keitany has described the performance by Kenyans at the London Marathon as “a show made in Elgeyo Marakwet.”
16:45 is faster than Mary Keitany's 5Km split when she ran 2:18:36 in 2012
Mary Keitany long run splits today, 18 minutes the first 5km, then 17 minutes the second 5km... then I lost her. She is BACK!!
Kiplagat breaks Half Marathon World record. Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat lowered the World Half marathon record by 38 seconds in Barcelona on Sunday. Kiplagat stopped the clock in 1hr, 05.12min in a gun-to-tape performance to beat the previous record of 1:05:50 set by her compatriot Mary Keitany at the 2011 RAK Half Marathon. The 26-year-old 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships gold medallist actually finished fourth overall, beaten only by a trio of male runners, including former World 5,000m champion Eliud Kipchoge, who retained the men’s title in 1:00:52. She passed 10km in 31.08, more than a minute faster than her official personal best for the distance in a 10km race, but 23 seconds off Keitany’s pace three years ago. Kiplagat then pushed hard over the next five kilometres to bring the world record within her grasp. She passed 15km in 46:35, five seconds faster than Keitany and just seven seconds outside Tirunesh Dibaba’s world record for the distance, which was set in a 15km race. At 16k ...
As you enter the small town of Iten, up in Kenya's Rift Valley, a sign over the road reads proudly: Home of Champions. This is no understatement. Among those living and running here are David Rudisha (the current 800m world record holder and Olympic champion), Wilson Kipsang (the second fastest marathon runner in history), Saif Saaeed Shaheen (world record holder in the steeplechase), Mary Keitany (twice London Marathon winner) … the list goes on.
Mary Keitany and Tiki Gelana, Two of the greatest and my favourite marathon runners of this generation.
Sports Woman of the Year goes to Mary Keitany,the 2012 World Marathon Majors Winner Awards
• WANYAMA JOINS RACE FOR TOP SOYA AWARD. Harambee Stars and Celtic FC midfielder Victor Wanyama is among the seven top contenders for the Overall Sports Personality of the Year (Soya) Award. This is the first time a footballer is making it to the final list of the category launched last year and won by world women 5000m and 10,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot. Wanyama’s impressive record is ever growing with a recent one leading his Scottish side Celtic FC to a 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League contest. Apart from Wanyama, Cheruiyot, who in February won the coveted Laurels Sportswoman Award, will be struggling to defend her Soya title against Olympic 800m record holder David Rudisha, 3,000m steeple chase gold medalist Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenya swimming ace Jason Dunford, World Marathon Majors champion Mary Keitany and Paralympics 1,500m(T46) record holder Abraham Tarbei on December 6 at Carnivore Hotel, Nairobi.
The World Marathon Majors® (WMM) today announced that Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Mary Keitany are the champions of the 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors Series. With the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, the 2011-2012 Series has concluded and there will be no additional points award...
Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany triumphed for Kenya in the 2012 London Marathon on Sunday. Kipsang who was only four seconds from beating the world record in...
Mary Keitany is my best bet for gold.
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Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany complete a Kenyan double at the London Marathon, as Claire Hallissey shines for Britain.
My pick for Kenyan olympics marathon team selection: Mary Keitany,Florence Kiplagat,Sharon Cherop...or Priscah Jeptoo inplace of Cherop...
London, UK – For the second year in a row it was two brilliant Kenyans who took the Virgin London Marathon titles as Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany destroyed two of the finest fields ever assembled to win by impressive margins and surely secure their places on Kenya’s Olympic team.
Wilson Kipsang wins the men's race and Mary Keitany triumphs in the women's as 35,970 runners take part in the 2012 event
Listen to the interview of the Elite Women’s race winner, Mary Keitany
Huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the Virgin London Marathon yesterday. You were all brilliant. And of course big congrats to Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany for their amazing wins!
By running a stellar second half and utterly ridiculous final 10km, Kenya's Mary Keitany became the 3rd fastest woman in history today as she won the 2012 Virgin London women's marathon in 2:18:37 thanks to sensational 67:44 last half-marathon. The 2:18:37 is a new Kenyan national record, eclipsing ...
Italian Gabriele Nicola is the coach of the Boston winner, Sharon Cherop, and the London champ, Mary Keitany. Good week for him.
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang has won the men's Virgin London Marathon while Mary Keitany retained her title as Kenyan women enjoyed a 1-2-3 on the streets of the capital.
Robert Paisola News Keitany wins back-to-back London Marathons: Mary Keitany successfully defend... World News Zone
KENYA SCOOPS women’s London Marathon with Mary Keitany defending her title as Edna Kiplagat finishes second and Priscah Jeptoo third.
" Mary Keitany wins the women's London Marathon. The Kenyan runs a personal best, in the fourth fastest time in history and that must mean the two-time champ has booked her ticket to London 2012. Keitany wipes the beads of sweat from her brow and, such is the margin of her victory, she can look down The Mall to see Edna Kiplagat finishing second, just inside 2:20. Priscah Jeptoo is third to complete a Kenyan top three.
London Marathon champ Mary Keitany warns that breaking world record is on her agenda April 22 - Xinhua -
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