Lornah Kiplagat is the founder of the HATC and a 4 times World Champion. She has held World records over 5 K, 10 Mile, 20 K and Half Marathon and competed for the Netherlands in the Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), and London (2012) Olympics,.

She competed in the 2003 World Championships track and won the World Championships Cross Country in Mombasa in 2007.

At the end of 2008 she made the decision to focus much more on the road and especially the marathon.

Personal best times:

• 5 K road: 14:47 (World record)
• 10 K Road: 30:32
• 15 K Road: 46:59 (European record)
• 10 Mile: 50:50 (World record)
• 20 K Road: 62: 57 (World record)
• Half Marathon: 66:25 (Former World record)
• 25 K: 1:23:41
• Marathon: 2:22:22

Lornah has won the Los Angeles (2x), Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Osaka and was 2nd in Chicago and 3rd in NYC Marathons races.

She also won the Millenium Shoe Award from the UN and the Abebe Bikila Award. In 2006 and 2007 she was the AIMS World Athlete of the Year.

Lornah is also know for what she is doing outside the sport. She is the founder of the Lornah Kiplagat Foundation, ambassador of the Ministry of Development in the Netherlands and Ambassador of the Jeugd sport fonds in the Netherlands.