Edwin Kipyego

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • RAK Half Marathon, UAE 2017 – 6th – 1:00:05
  • World Half Marathon Championships, UK 2016 – 12th – 1:01:52
  • CPC Loop Half Marathon, Netherlands 2016 – 1st – 1:00:27
  • Marseille-Cassis 20km, France 2015 – 1st – 57:18
  • Copenhagen Half Marathon, Denmark 2015 – 3rd – 59:30
  • Carlsbad 5000, USA 2014 – 4th – 13:26
  • Philadelphia Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon, USA 2013 – 3rd – 1:00:04
  • CPC Loop Half Marathon, Netherlands 2013 – 1st – 1:00:05
  • Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, India 2012 – 1st – 1:00:55
  • British 10k, UK 2012 – 1st – 27:49 (course record)

Background

Run-Fast’s first official signing, Edwin Kipyego is one of Kenya’s most exciting road race talents. July 2012 brought him a breakthrough performance at the British 10k, winning in 27:49 to break a course record previously held by Haile Gebrselassie.

Notching another impressive win at the 2013 CPC Loop Half Marathon in 60:05 in conditions that included snow, sleet, and heavy winds, Edwin then successfully executed his first of several London Marathon elite pacing assignments. Later that year, he overcame a cold to place 3rd in 60:04 at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. He then dropped down in distance the following year, returning to the US to place 4th in the renowned Carlsbad 5000.

Autumn 2015 would see Edwin shatter the one-hour barrier in the half marathon, placing 3rd in Copenhagen with a 59:30 clocking. This earned him national team selection for Kenya in the 2016 World Half Marathon Championships, where he placed 12th to help his country earn the team title.

After another finish just over 60 minutes placed him 6th at the RAK Half Marathon in early 2017, Edwin looks to continue to contend for major road titles for years to come.