Aliphine Tuliamuk


Tuliamuk was born and raised in a small village near Kapenguria, Kenya. Having picked up running “accidentally,” Tuliamuk sought to be just like her idol Tegla Loroupe, a two-time New York City Marathon champion also from Kenya’s West Pokot County. Tuliamuk is one of eight children; she would have been one of 10, had two of her brothers not died during infancy.

Tuliamuk came to the U.S. to attend Wichita State University on a full scholarship, where she graduated with a degree in public health science and nine NCAA All-American honors.

On April 29, 2016, she gained her U.S. citizenship; two days later, she was second overall and the top American at the Lilac Bloomsday Run (12K) in Spokane, WA. In her first year  as a U.S. citizen, Tuliamuk claimed national road titles over 25K, 20K, and 5K, adding a runner-up finish at the 10-mile championships. She then competed in the 10,000 meters  at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Last February, she won her first national cross country title. She then finished as the top American at the 10-kilometer IAAF World Cross Country Championships in March, placing 15th in 33:43. Since then, she’s added national titles over 25K, 10K, and 7 miles. 

The 2017 TCS New York City Marathon marked Tuliamuk’s third marathon, but her first as a U.S. citizen. She finished in 13th place in 2:33:18. She was second at the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon and ninth at the 2016 Houston Marathon. She’s already had success racing in New York, with a three consecutive podium finishes at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K.

Date of Birth: April 05, 1989
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Country: United States
Residence: New York City, United States
Career Highlights
2017TCS New York City Marathon13th2:33:18
2017USATF Cross Country Championships (10K)1st34:23
2016Stanford Invitational 10,000m2nd31:54
2015Philadelphia Half-Marathon1st1:09:48
2014B.A.A. 10K3rd31:52
2018NYRR New York Mini 10K2nd32:08
2018United Airlines NYC Half11th1:14:28
2017TCS New York City Marathon13th2:33:18
2017NYRR New York Mini 10K3rd32:14
2016NYRR New York Mini 10K2nd32:14
2015United Airlines NYC Half7th1:11:35
2014UAE Healthy Kidney 10K6th32:37

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