Name: Sally Kipyego
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 10,000-meter, Marathon
Height: 5-4
DOB: 12/19/1985
Birthplace: Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.
High School: Moi Girls Kapcherop Secondary School ‘03
College: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ’09, General Nursing
Team/Club: Oregon Track Club Elite
Coach(es): Mark Rowland
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Olympic Games London 2012, silver (10,000-meter); 4th (5,000-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2015 – 5th (10,000-meter)
  • Years of Participation: Outdoor – 2011, 2015 (both representing Kenya)
  • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
  • Silver – 2011 (10,000-meter)
Personal: Married Kevin Chelimo in 2008...Became a U.S. citizen in 2017...Represented Kenya at the London Games...Mother to Emma and Jerop...First Kenyan to capture an NCAA cross country individual championship and the first female in Division I history to capture three consecutive NCAA cross country titles...Grows her own food when in Kenya...Speaks Swahili...Hobbies include reading and cooking