|Full name||Diana Chemtai Kipyokei|
|Born||5 May 1994 (age 27)|
Diana Chemtai Kipyokei (born 5 May 1994) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. She won the women's race at the 125th Boston Marathon (2:24:45) on 11 October 2021.She also won the 2020 Istanbul Marathon (2:22:06).
Less than three days before the 2021 Boston Marathon, Diana told race authorities that she prefers the spelling Kipyokei versus Kipyogei. However, her request was made after her race bib had already been printed with Kipyogei.
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