Marathon queen Mary Keitany retires

Mary Keitany

Three-time London Marathon champion Mary Keitany laughs during an interview at their home in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County on August 31, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • Keitany had a stellar career that saw her win the London Marathon on three occasions and the New York Marathon four times, as well as triumph at the 2009 World Half Marathon Championships
  • Keitany, 39, still holds the marathon world record for a women-only race, having clocked a stunning 2:17:01 when winning the third of her London Marathon titles in 2017
  • Keitany first came to global attention in 2007, after local success in Kenya the previous year, with a series of good performances in European half marathon

Kenyan running great Mary Keitany has announced her retirement from athletics.

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