Iveen Chepkemoi

Hometown – Kericho, Kenya

Coach – Dominic Korir / Japhat Kemei

At only 24, Iveen Chepkemoi is one of the brightest young talents in running. World Athletics, the sport’s governing body, currently ranks Iveen in the top 50 in the world in Women’s Road Racing. The ranking gives her a coveted silver label status. After placing 6th in the world representing her native country of Kenya in the 1500m at the IAAF World Youth Championships in the Ukraine, Iveen has excelled as a professional. Before the pandemic struck, Iveen had a breakthrough year in 2019 setting personal bests at multiple distances including the 5K (15:51), 10K (31:57), 15K (49:09) and 10 Mile (51:43). That year she also placed 4th at the B.A.A. 10K, 2nd at the HAP Crim 10 Miler in Flint, MI, 2nd at the Boilermaker 15K in Utica, NY, and 4th at the Lilac Bloomsday 12K in Spokane, WA. In October of that same year she went toe-to-toe with Molly Huddle to be the runner-up at the Reebok Boston 10K (formerly Tufts 10K) for Women, losing by only 6 seconds while setting her 10K personal best of 31:57. Iveen’s success on the roads continued into early 2020 before COVID-19 shut down road racing. In mid- March, Iveen won the Great Aloha Run in Honolulu, traversing the 8.2 mile course in 42:32. When road racing resumed earlier this year she was the champion of the Birmingham (AL) Wine 10K in a time of 32:04, establishing a new course record by almost 2 minutes. Iveen lives with her family in Kericho, Kenya and trains at altitude in Colorado Springs under coach Dominic Korir when competing in the US.

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