Aliphine Tuliamuk
Aliphine Tuliamuk (Fifth Third Riverbank Run Winner 2018).jpg
Tuliamuk in 2018
Personal information
NationalityKenyan-American
Born (1989-04-05) April 5, 1989 (age 33)
Posoy, Pokot County, Kenya
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Sport
Country United States
SportTrack and field, Road racing
Event(s)10 km, Half marathon, 25 km, Marathon
College teamWichita State Shockers
ClubNorthern Arizona Elite
TeamHoka One One
Turned pro2013
Coached byBen Rosario
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Aliphine Chepkerker Tuliamuk (born 5 April 1989) is a Kenyan-born American long-distance runner.[1] She placed first at the 2020 Olympic Marathon trials in Atlanta and represented the United States at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.[2][3][4] Tuliamuk has been a world class athlete since placing 9th in 21:09 at 2005 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race.[5] Tuliamuk ran 33:43 to place 15th at 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.[6] Tuliamuk placed 3rd at 2019 Rotterdam Marathon in 2:26:50.

NCAA

In college, Tuliamuk was an All-American at Wichita State University.[7][8] Tuliamuk became a First Team NCAA Division I All-American in cross country and in 2013, the first woman from her village to graduate from college, with a major in Public Health.

Professional

In 2013, Tuliamuk set a course record at the Santa Fe Thunder half marathon, with a time of 1:09:16.[9]

In 2016, she won the Fifth Third River Bank Run (functioning as the US 25 km championships) defeating Lindsey Scherf, Clara Santucci, Dorothy McMahan, Gladys Kipsoi, and Chirine Njeim.[10][11]

She also won the 2016 US 20 km championships defeating Emily Sisson, Brianne Nelson, Lindsey Scherf, Sarah Crouch, and Tara Welling.[12]

For her third national title of the year, she won the 2016 US 5 km championships defeating Emily Sisson, Jordan Hasay, Laura Thweatt, Lindsey Scherf, and Jennifer Rhines.[13]

In 2017, Tuliamuk won 2017 USA Cross Country Championships title defeating Laura Thweatt, Kellyn Taylor, Courtney Frerichs, Sarah Pagano, and Elaina Balouris. Tuliamuk placed 15th at 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race ran 33:43 over 10,000 meters.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
USATF Championships and International Races
2016 USATF US 25 km championships
Fifth Third River Bank Run
Grand Rapids, Michigan 1st 25,000 meters 1:25:35[14]
USATF US 20 km championships
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
New Haven, Connecticut 1st 20,000 meters 1:05:47[15][16]
USATF US 5 km championships
CVS Health Downtown 5K
Providence, Rhode Island 1st 5,000 meters 15:22[17]
2017 USA Cross Country Championships Bend, Oregon 1st 10,000 meters 34:23.5[18]
USATF 15K run Championship
Gate River Run
Jacksonville, Florida 6th 15K run 50:11[19]
USATF Half marathon Championship
Columbus Half Marathon
Columbus, Ohio 3rd Half marathon 1:11:42[20]
USATF 25 km Championship
Fifth Third River Bank Run
Grand Rapids, Michigan 1st 25 km 1:24:35[21]
USATF 10 km Championship
Peachtree Road Race
Atlanta Georgia 1st 10 km 32:49[22]
USATF 7 Mile Championship
Bix 7 Road Race
Davenport, Iowa 1st 7 Mile 36:30[23]
USATF 20 km Championship
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
New Haven, Connecticut 2nd 20 km 1:07:49[24]
2018 USATF Half marathon Championship
Pittsburgh Half Marathon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1st Half marathon 1:10:04[25]
USATF US 25 km championships
Fifth Third River Bank Run
Grand Rapids, Michigan 1st 25 km 1:25:35[26]
US 10km road Championships
AJC Peachtree Road Race
Atlanta, Georgia 2nd 10 km 32:29[27][28]
2019 Houston Half Marathon Houston Texas 12th Half marathon 1:12:03
Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 3rd Marathon 2:26:50[29][30]
Bolder Boulder Boulder, Colorado 3rd 10 km 33:00[31][32][33]
2020 Houston Half Marathon Houston Texas 19th Half marathon 1:09:49[34][35]
2020 United States Olympic Trials Atlanta, Georgia 1st Marathon 2:27:23

References

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  2. ^ OlympicTalk (February 29, 2020). "2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials results". OlympicTalk | NBC Sports. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Futterman, Matthew; Minsberg, Talya (February 29, 2020). "Live Coverage of the Olympic Trials Marathon". The New York Times. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon Media Guide" (PDF). Atlanta Track Club. p. 5. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
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  6. ^ "2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Women 10 km results". IAAF. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
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  10. ^ "Top River Bank Run finishers: Who won what". MLive.com. May 14, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "River Bank Run winner Aliphine Bolton is also newly-minted U.S. citizen". MLive.com. May 14, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
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  26. ^ "USA Track & Field - 25 km Results - Open Women". DyeStat & runnerspace.com. May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
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  28. ^ "2018 USA Track & Field Road 10km Championship - 10km Results". USATF.org. July 4, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  29. ^ Aliphine Tuliamuk Rotterdam Remix Hoka One One Northern Arizona Elite
  30. ^ CTolle Run Episode 120: Aliphine Tuliamuk - Maximize the Opportunity Carrie Tollefson
  31. ^ Ethiopia’s Hiwot Yemer wins women’s pro race; American Aliphine Tuliamuk settles for thrid [sic] Daily Camera
  32. ^ In drama-filled final sprint, Ethiopia’s Hiwot Yemer wins Bolder Boulder women’s professional race Denver Post
  33. ^ NAZ Elite This Week: Dynamic duo of Tuliamuk, Bruce packing big punch Arizona Daily Sun
  34. ^ 2020 Chevron Houston Half Marathon women results Houston Half Marathon
  35. ^ 2020 Aramco Houston Half Marathon broadcast ABC13 Houston Houston Half Marathon