Edna Kiplagat is an amazing long distance runner who has been becoming more and more successful with each race, her name used to be unknown but that is about to change now. Keep reading to know every detail about her life, career plus check out the photos, video and enlighten us with your great comments.
Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat was born in Kenya on September 15th, 1979 making this her age 31 years old. She trains with Dieter Hogen and is part of the Kimbia Athletics team.
In 1996 she competed in the 3000M competition in Sidney, Australia and two years later at the Annecy, France. In 1992 she competed in Kingsport at the 18 K, 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya at the 5000K (15:31), placed 13th at the 34th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka, Japan in 2006, competed at the Rock N’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon winning first place at the Rock N Roll Marathon in Virginia Beach, Virgina two more first places at the The Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington and at the Day of Breakers in San Francisco in 2007.
2010 was Edna Kimplagat’s year no doubt about that for sure starting with her outstanding performance on March 21 at the L.A Marathon where she won the women’s field and “The Challenge” earning $145,000. A few months later on June 19 she won the 2010 Steamboat Classic 4 Mile followed by her victory at the Boilermaker 15K in Utica, New York.
Edna has become a dear athlete in the US which is why at the San Diego Padres game she was invited to pitch the first ball at Dodgers Stadium, she was joined by her husband and coach who happens to also be a runner, Gilbert Koech (winner at the 2009 San Antonio Marathon), see their picture here.Edna and Gilbert are the proud parent of 6 year old Carlos and two year old Wendy.
On November 7th, 2010 in 2 hours, 28 minutes, 20 seconds on the clock Edna became the Women’s winner at the NYC Marathon, earning $130,000. Well done Edna!!
“When we started, my body did not respond. I had to wait until 24 miles; that’s when I had to feel how my body was going to react. I was happy because I tried to pull away when it was a little flat. I was excited at 25 miles.”
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