Mary Jepkosgei Keitany left the spectators spellbound, as she raced to victory at the TCS New York City marathon on November 1, 2015! World-class marathon and half marathon runner from Kenya, Keitany, is the first woman to win after Paula Radcliffe in 2008. The 33-year old sports-person, Keitany has created a world-record in the ‘women’s 10 miles, 20 km and the 25 km.
Born 18 January 1982 in Kisok, Baringo District, Keitany embarked upon her chosen career path while still in primary school. She trained at the Hidden Talent Academy. Keitany qualified 21st in the first senior race she participated in at the Shoe4Africa women's race. Victory in the local races, gave her the confidence to broaden her horizons by competing in other countries.