Tegla Chepkite Loroupe (born 9 May 1973 in Kapsait, Kenya) is a long-distance track and road runner, and a global spokeswoman for peace, women’s rights, and education.
Loroupe holds the world records for 20, 25 and 30 kilometres and previously held the world marathon record. She is the three-time World Half-Marathon champion. She was the first African woman to win the New York City Marathon, which she has won twice. She has won marathons in London, Boston, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Berlin, Rome and many of other cities.MORE »