Pamela Chepchumba

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Pamela Chepchumba (born March 8, 1979 in Kapsait, West Pokot District) is an athlete from Kenya. Her best achievements are from cross country running.

Aged only 13, Chemchumba competed at the 1992 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing 27th in the junior race. Still at junior level, she participated in the 1994 and 1995 edition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing 7th and 10th respectively. At the time she took a break in running to concentrate in schooling, where she was lagging. She went to Kapkenda Secondary School in 1997.[1]

Pamela Chepchumba was suspended for two years after testing positive for EPO at the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships held in Lausanne, Switzerland.[2] She had finished sixth, but was disqualified.[3] She returned in 2005 and won the Udine Half Marathon.[1]

Her husband Boaz Kimaiyo is also a runner, as is her younger brother Nicholas Koech, who mainly competes in road races. She has two daughters (as of 2007). She is managed by Federico Rosa and coached by Eric Kimaiyo.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1993 World Cross Country Championships Amorebieta, Spain 2nd Junior Race
2000 World Half Marathon Championships Veracruz, Mexico 5th
2001 World Cross Country Championships Oostende, Belgium 5th Long Race
World Cross Country Championships Oostende, Belgium 1st Long Team Race
2002 World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 9th Long Race
World Half Marathon Championships Brussels, Belgium 5th
2007 World Cross Country Championships Mombasa, Kenya 6th Long Race
World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy 3rd
World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy 1st Team Race
2008 World Road Running Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd
World Road Running Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd Team Race

More achievements[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Pamela Chepchumba profile at IAAF