I’ve never met someone so humble, enthusiastic, young and most importantly energised. It was a pleasure.
She ran at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, was the 2007 gold medallist at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, and took three straight World Road Running Championship titles from 2006 to 2008. In the marathon, she holds a best time of 2:22:22 hours and has won major races in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Osaka. She currently holds the world road record over 5 kilometres and 10 miles. Her best times over 20 km and the half marathon distance were world records from 2007 to 2011 and remain the second fastest times ever.
Part of a highly successful family of runners, her relatives include Sylvia Kibet, Hilda Kibet and Susan Sirma.
She is the founder of the famous high altitude training centre in Iten Kenya. The centre is at 2400 metres high above sea level. Elite athletes and recreational runners from all over the world visit HATC every year for training. She is also the founder of her own African inspired sports brand called after her name 'Lornah'. Career
Kiplagat was already performing well when she ran for Kenya. She was the first woman to win both the Falmouth Road Race and the Peachtree Road Race. As of 2006 she is still the only woman to achieve this, but she achieved it three times in a row (2000, 2001 and 2002) and a fourth time in 2005 as well.Among her other achievements are the Amsterdam Marathon, the Rotterdam Marathon, the Osaka Ladies Marathon and the Los Angeles Marathon.