Ruth Chepngetich

Ruth Chepngetich is one of the most decorated female athletes in Kenya. 

Chepngetich, who trains at the Ngong Hills, has won almost everything there is to win in road races.

The 2019 World Athletics Championship gold medalist has enjoyed fine form this year, winning nearly all the races that she took part in.

She produced a dominant performance at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9, to successfully defend her title.

Chepngetich crossed the finishing line in an impressive time of 2:14.18, missing the current world record of 2:14:04 set by her compatriot Brigid Kosgei at the same course three years ago by a whisker.

In Chicago, Ruth led from start to end, running alone for most of the race.

The 29-year-old had also recorded a time of 2:17.18 on March 13, to win Japan-based Nagoya Women’s marathon - the highest paying marathon in the world.

Some of the other significant road races that Chepngetich has won recently include the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon (2019), Istanbul Marathon (2018) and Seiryu Half Marathon (2019).