She won it two years ago in Daegu, South Korea.
She became the first woman to retain the world title in the marathon! She has made a great stopwatch: 2h 25 min 44 sec, she beat the Italian Valeria Straneo (2h 25:58.) and the Japanese Kayoko Fukushi (2h 27:45.).
The champion is 34 years old! She is mother of four children!
Kiplagat is trained by her husband, Gilbert Koech Cheruiyot, with whom she had her two youngest children.