Joan Jepchirchir Kigen

Run-Fast International

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • Madrid Marathon, Spain 2017 – 2nd position – 2:34:41
  • Macau Marathon, 2017 – 2nd position – 2:36:48
  • Jerusalem Marathon, Israel 2016 – 1st position – 2:38:24
  • Bournemouth Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 2:36:46
  • Jerusalem Marathon, Israel 2015 – 1st position – 2:45:55
  • Edinburgh Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 2:39:43
  • Bournemouth Marathon, UK 2014 – 2nd position – 2:33:13
  • Bournemouth Marathon, UK 2013 – 2nd position – 2:31:27
  • Zengzhou Marathon, China 2013 – 4th position – 2.36.40
  • Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, Kenya 2012 – 5th position – 2.35.54

Background

Joan joined Team Run-Fast in 2013.

After an impressive 5th place finish in the highly competitive Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon in 2012, Joan’s focus in training was to improve her personal best time of 2:35:54. Her efforts paid off handsomely at the 2013 Bournemouth Marathon, her first race in the UK, where she placed 2nd and beat her best time by a whopping four and a half minutes.

Joan carried this good form through into 2015, winning the Jerusalem Marathon in March and then the Edinburgh Marathon, in gale-force conditions, in an impressive 2:39.

In September she was thrilled to take first place at the Bournemouth Marathon, a race at which she has been runner-up in 2013 and 2014.

Joan has three brothers and four sisters but is the only athlete in her family.