Iveen Chepkemoi

Hometown – Kericho, Kenya

Coach – Dominic Korir / Japhat Kemei

At only 23, Iveen Chepkemoi is already one of the brightest young talents in women’s road racing. She is currently ranked 75th in the world by the sport’s governing body, World Athletics, in women’s road running and has 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 continued to excel as a professional. Iveen had a huge breakthrough in 2019 when she set personal bests at multiple distances including the 5K (15:51), 10K (31:57), 15K (49:09) and 10 Mile (51:43). In 2019 she 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 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. In March, 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 she comes to the US to compete.

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