Who is Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir, biography, age, height, weight, husband and daughter

Who is Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir, biography, age, height, weight, husband and daughter

Here is all you need to know about Peres Jepchirchir including her age, height, husband, biography and more about the runner

Peres Jepchirchir, the current Olympic champion, broke the world record for women-only runners on Sunday by winning the 44th London Marathon.

In the final 300 metres of the sprint finish, the Kenyan pulled away to break Mary Keitany’s record of 2:17:01, which she had achieved in a women-only race at the 2017 London event. She finished in front of Buckingham Palace in a time of two hours, sixteen minutes, and sixteen seconds.

Who is Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir, biography, age, height, weight, family, husband and daughter

On the other hand, the winner of the men’s event was Kenyan athlete Alexander Mutiso Munyao, however, this one will be about the women’s winner so here is all you need to know about her.

Who is Peres Jepchirchir?

Peres Jepchirchir is a professional long distance runner from Kenya who participates in road running competitions. She was born on 27 September 1993 (age 30 years) with her height at 1.6m and weighs 43 kg.

Jepchirchir has a six-year-old daughter Natalia and is married to Davies Ng’eno.

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It’s been so long since Peres started her athletics activities. In 2013, she began competing in road races and she had a great debut, winning two 10K competitions in South Africa. She went on to complete the Kisumu Marathon in her native Kenya in third place with a time of 2:47:33.

Peres is a gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in women’s Marathon. Additionally, she grabbed the World Half Marathon Championships in both 2016 and 2020. She claimed the Boston and New York City marathons in 2022 and finished third in the London Marathon in 2023.

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The 30-year-old broke the women’s world record in two hours, sixteen minutes, and sixteen seconds in 2024 when she won the London Marathon.

Apart from winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she clinched the medal in 2016 Cardiff (individual and team), gold at 2020 Gdynia (individual), gold at 2023 Riga (individual), silver at 2020 Gdynia (team).

In World Marathan majors, she bagged gold medals in 2021 New York, 2022 Boston and Bronze in 2023 and 2024 London. Her best half marathon world record of 1:05:06 was established on February 10, 2017, in the United Arab Emirates.

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In 2020, she broke her own record at the World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland, with a time of 1:05:16, making her the world record holder for women’s half marathons.

A look at her personal bests:

  • 5K run: 15:51 (Bolzano 2014)
  • 10K run: 30:55 (Prague 2015)
  • Half marathon: 1:05:06 (Ras Al Khaimah 2017)
  • Half marathon Wo: 1:05:16 (Gdynia 2020) Wo World record
  • Marathon: 2:16:16 (London 2024)

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