Pamela Chepchumba

Pamela Chepchumba ( born March 8, 1979 in Kapsait, Rift Valley) is a Kenyan long-distance runner.

Even as a 13 -year-old she was sent by her association to the World Cross Country Championships, where she participated four times as a junior, with a second place in 1993 as the best placement. In the second half of the 1990s she concentrated on her schooling and did not return until 2000 to return to the national team.

2000 and 2002, she was fifth at the World Half Marathon Championships. In 2001, she was the Fifth World Cross Country Championships, 2002 Ninth.

Even with road races in Germany, she was successful. In 1998 and 1999 she won at the night of Borgholzhausen. In 2001, she presented with her ​​victory in the Paderborn Easter Run with 31:27 minutes on her personal best over 10 km.

In 2003, she made ​​headlines when it was tested on the eve of the World Cross Country Championships positive for erythropoietin ( EPO). This was the first time that an athlete from Kenya was involved in a doping case of Category A ( EPO and steroids). After the B sample showed traces of EPO, it was blocked by their local association for two years.

After this period, she turned to the marathon. In 2006, she was third at the Paris Marathon in 2:29:48 hours, then second in the Beijing Marathon.

The following year she finished sixth at the World Cross Country Championships, won bronze in the road race World Championships 2007 in the half marathon personal best of 1:08:06 hours and won the Milan City Marathon in 2:25:36 h 2008 she was second at the Hamburg Marathon, and in Milan.

Pamela Chepchumba comes from a family of ten siblings. Her younger brother Nicholas Kipruto Koech began in 2006 with a career as a street runner. In 2000, she married her colleague Boaz Kimaiyo, with whom she has two daughters.