Half Marathon: 1:08:16 (Birmingham, 2009)
Marathon: 2:22:36 (Boston, 2011)
11/06/11 New York City Marathon 6th 2:25:57
04/18/11 Boston Marathon 1st 2:22:36
02/12/11 KCB Nairobi International Cross Country – 8K 14h 27:30:00
Caroline Kilel is a half marathon and marathon specialist from Kenya. While most notably Kilel was 4th in 68:16 at the 2009 Half Marathon World Championships, Kilel’s marathon history includes eleven career marathons, 6 of which are victories and all except two are top 3 finishes. She first broke the 2:25 marathon finish barrier with a victory of the 2010 Frankfurt marathon where she finished in 2:23:25. But improvements continue for this 30 year old.
Kilel has been competing at the marathon distance for over nine years and has also represented Kenya at the World Cross Country Championships in 2003 and the World Half Marathon Championships in 2005 and 2009.
Kilel took victory of the 2011 Boston Marathon in a personal best of 2:22:36. She returned later in the summer to win the BAA 10K and took third at the Lisbon Half.