(born fifteen March 1982) may be a Kenyan contestant WHO specialises in long-distance running, competitive in events starting from ten klick to the marathon. He was the bronze medallist within the marathon at the 2012 Summer athletic competition. he’s the previous record holder within the marathon with a time of 2:03:23, that he set at the 2013 Berlin Marathon. He has run below two hours four minutes for the marathon on four separate occasions.
Kipsang may be a betray winner of the urban center Marathon (2010 and 2011) and has conjointly won the London Marathon (2012 and 2014), ny Marathon (2014), and Japanese capital Marathon (2017). He holds the twelfth best time over the [*fr1] marathon distance (58:59 minutes).
A native of Keiyo District in African nation, Kipsang began competitive running for African nation Police, and finished second within the ten kilometer Tegla Loroupe Peace Race. He became an expert international contestant in 2007 which year he took second place at the Tilburg 10 Miles, recording a time of 46:27, and he won a road race in Hem (his time of 27:51 was the fourth quickest in a very ten klick race that year). He conjointly took third place at the Kenyan constabulary championships, finishing behind Richard Mateelong.
At the World’s Best 10K, he finished third with a time of 28:09 behind Deriba Merga and Silas Kipruto.
He came to the Tilburg 10 Miles race in 2008, and once more finished as competition – simply 2 seconds behind winner Abiyote Guta. His peak of the year was in a very [fr1] marathon race: the Old Delhi [fr1] Marathon. Kipsang pushed Merga, the 2006 World Road Running Champion, right up to the road however finished one second behind him. Despite the runner-up finish, Kipsang improved his best by over one minute to 59:16. His time was conjointly the third quickest [*fr1] marathon by any runner that year, with Merga and Haile Gebrselassie earlier than him by only 1 second every.
Kipsang started 2009 powerfully, winning the Egmond [fr1] Marathon in chilly conditions. Another sensible performance followed once he took second at the Ras Al Khaimah [fr1] Marathon – his time of 58:59 created him solely the fourth runner to possess run below fifty nine minutes. At his second World’s Best 10K he finished third, repetition his accomplishment from the previous year. Despite being the favorite for the 2009 Berlin [*fr1] Marathon, he concluded up in third place associate degree exceedingly|in a very} quick race that was the primary occasion during which all the top-four runners finished below an hour.
He competed within the World 10K urban center in might 2009, and finished fourth. He competed in his 1st IAAF World [*fr1] Marathon Championships at the tip of that year, taking fourth place with a time of 1:00:08.
In Apr 2010 he created his marathon debut within the Paris Marathon, and finished third in a very time of 2:07:13 hours, [*fr1] a moment behind winner Tadesse Tola. He won the urban center Marathon in Oct in a very new course record of 2:04:57, this point beating Tadesse by over a moment. The time created him the eighth quickest road runner ever.
He won his third marathon at the 2011 Lake Biwa Marathon, defeating Deriba Merga to win in a very course record of 2:06:13. He came to defend his title at the urban center Marathon and set concerning assaultive St. Patrick Makau’s five-week-old record.
Kipsang came at intervals four seconds of the time, crossing the road once 2:03:42, and concluded the race with the second quickest marathon time ever.
Kipsang began 2012 with a finish at the RAK [*fr1] Marathon. He won the London Marathon in Apr in 2:04:44, simply four seconds wanting the course record set the previous year by Emmanuel Mutai. beginning as favorite he went on to win the decoration within the restroom marathon at the London 2012 Olympic games. One month once the athletic competition, he cosmopolitan to metropolis to win the good North Run in 59:06. That December he won the Honolulu Marathon.
He opened 2013 by continued his winning line, taking the title at the ny [fr1] Marathon. He was among the favourites for the 2013 London Marathon, however he managed solely fifth place, temporal order 2:07:47 for the space. He stepped all the way down to the 10K for the good Manchester Run and though he beat Haile Gebrselassie, he was competition by one second to Moses Kipsiro. He performed less well at the national capital [fr1] Marathon, taking fifth place with 1:05:26 hours. On twenty nine Sept he won the Berlin Marathon and set a replacement record of 2:03:23, fifteen seconds quicker than the previous record by St. Patrick Makau.
On thirteen Apr 2014, Kipsang won the 2014 London Marathon in a very course record time of two hours, four minutes and twenty nine seconds.
On two Gregorian calendar month 2014, Kipsang won the ny town Marathon in 2:10:59 in his commencement.
At the 2016 BMW Berlin marathon, Kipsang ran the joint fourth-fastest marathon time ever, 2:03:13, that was adequate for second place behind winner Kenenisa Bekele in 2:03:03.
At 2017 Japanese capital Marathon Kipsang ran metallic element with 2:03:58. once being forced to exit at BMW Berlin marathon at thirty klick mark, Kipsang achieved ordinal place at the ny town Marathon in 2:10:56.
After his success at the 2017 Japanese capital Marathon, Wilson Kipsang has came to Japan’s capital, with ambitions to reclaim the globe record that he has lost to national Dennis Kimetto. within the group discussion, he has quoted 2:02:50, as his target time. However, the WR wasn’t to be his, as Kipsang was forced to drop out once simply fifteen klick, with abdomen issues. the previous record holder aforesaid, “I extremely needed to travel quick, however once tormented by abdomen issues the last 2 days before the race, I did not have the ability to run a good race nowadays.”