About me

My Name is Kiplimo Chemirmir, I’m a Kenyan runner, Creator of Kenthaichi massage technique and 12th warrior of the few last generation Orkoiyot Warriors of the great Kalenjin tribe, we’re more like monks in behavior and very calm and spiritual kind of warriors, we use nature to design ourselves, and learn from men who not to become. There’s less than six of us remaining now. I’m the first one to of all thousands of Orkoiyot warriors to ever leave the beautiful country of Kenya to come this far, also I’m the first one to ever write our stories in words, those before me only passed it in the word of mouth, and since we’re getting extinct because of religion, what I write here is very personal to me because many of them are sacred and ancient words that my ancestors lived by.  

I’m a father to one brave little warrior, I have two adopted children too, hope someday to adopt more.

I stopped running professionally in the end of 2010 after getting a bad injury, on 2011 I became what I set for my future to be my destiny, A sports massage therapist, I work for myself because what I posses cannot be placed beneath someone else for it is a gift that I must carry it myself for it deserves to be lifted high because I alone have its knowledge. I call it Kenthaichi, its a technique I learned in Kenya, Thailand and China, I forged it together to be the great gift that it is today.
My friends call me ”The runimal”, because I run with the spirit of the animal, which I love it, but mostly I’m just a regular warrior on a quest to live life to its fullest while sharing wisdom and fixing injured runners, because I do not want to see anyone stop doing what they love because of an injury that could easily be fixed.

 I began writing after going through many hardship and setbacks in life, and most of the quotes here are from my past and childhood times when I was being bred to be a warrior. I use them to motivate myself to stay strong like a warrior I was meant to be so I may be blind not to see the challenges that I am facing, then it came to mind that this is not just writing but a gift from my ancestors that blessed me with not only to inspire myself but also others, and write lessons and love to my son, and words I will be remembered for.

The majority of the time when the great spirit gives me something to write, it is because I need the encouragement. I just pass it along in words to help others stay enlightened and sometimes I write as a way to share my experiences and to learn more about life.


About my running life here is a piece of me.


4th in the Carter county Dodge 5k. 2011 

The rest of the year I was off the planet  because of injury 🙂


Winner of Tyler rose marathon, 2010

Winner of Wounded warrior half marathon, 2010

Winner of Azle half marathon, 2010

Winner of Heels and hills half marathon, 2010

Winner of Heels ad hills and him half marathon, 2010

Winner of Too hot to handle 15k, 2010

Winner of Rahr and Sons 5k, 2010

Winner of McKinney Historical run, 5k. 2010

Winner of Run for clay 5k. 2010

Winner of Run for kids 5k- Southlake, 2010

Winner of Dash down Greenville 5k, 2010

Winner of Frigid 5k, 2010

Winner of Snowman shuffle 5k, 2010

Winner of Plano pacers 5k, 2010

2nd in Millet mile, 2010

2nd in Tal Morrison classic 15k, 2010

2nd in Waco, Miracle match marathon, 2010

2nd in Cowtown marathon, 2010

2nd in A2A Marathon, 2010

3rd in Fort Worth marathon, 2010

3rd in Hottest half, 2010

3rd in Angies crazy half marathon, 2010

3rd in Tour de flours 20k

3rd in Little rock marathon, 2010

3rd in Fort Worth marathon, 2010

4th in Austin marathon, 2010

5th in Congress mile, 2010

5th in 3M Half marathon, 2010

9th in Oklahoma marathon, 2010



Winner of Fort worth Marathon, 2009

Winner of Tropical Hawaiian 10miles, 2009

Winner of Firefighter 10k,2009

Winner of Run for kids kiwanis- Southlake 5k, 2009

Winner of Run through the vines 10k, 2009

Winner of Dallas white rock half marathon 5k, 2009

Winner of Heels and Hills 15k 2009

Winner of Run Proud For Dessert 5K 2009

Winner of Adidas club du mundo 5000 mtr, 2009

Winner of Alps track meet,1500 meters 2009

Winner of Heels and Hills and Him Half Marathon 2009

Winner of Big D Texas Marathon-Half Marathon 2009

Winner of Bagel-fest 5K 2009, Austin

Winner of Stride4Stroke 5K 2009,Houston

Winner of  Tal Morrison Classic-15K 2009

Winner of Red Poppy 5k, 2009

Winner of The mayors 5k, 2009

Winner of Stan-berry 5k, 2009

2nd in Tour des Fleurs 20k, 2009

2nd in American Heroes 10k, 2009

2nd in Borden Uptown 5mile, 2009

2nd in White Rock ‘N’ Roll 5Miles 2009

2nd in Fort Worth Runners Club Labor Day 15K

3rd in Freedom 5000 5k, 2009

4th in The Hottest Half Marathon 2009

5th in Four seasons 5k, 2009

5th in McKinney Historical Run 5K, 2009

5th in Fort Worth Turkey Trot 5k, 2009

6th in Statesman Capitol 10K 2009

7th in Dash Down Greenville 5K 2009

7th in Fort Worth Turkey Trot 10k, 2009


Winner of Nakuru schools championship 8km,guest 24:56:33 in Nakuru/KEN, 2008

Winner of Plano Pacers Millet Mile 5K 2008

Winner of Dad-fest 5K 2008

Winner of June-teeth 1mile, 2008

Winner of American Heroes 10K 2008

Winner of 22Nd Annual Bagel Run 10k, 2008

Winner of German-fest 15k, 2008

Winner of Rock Miler 1mile, 2008

Winner of Run The Highlands 5k, 2008

Winner of Fwrc Stockyards 5K, 2008

Winner of Bobcat Boogie 5K 2008

Winner of Seaton soles 5k, 2008

Winner of Plano prediction run 5k, 2008

Winner of Plano pacers 5k, 2008

Winner on McKinney Firefighters 10k, 2008

2nd in Koibatek district championship 8km 24:16:31 in Kapcholoi/KEN, 2008

2nd in Heartbeat 5K 2008

2nd in Mary Kay 5k, 2008

2nd in Too Hot To Handle 15k, 2008

2nd in Double Trouble 10k 2008

2nd in Tour Des Fleurs 20K 2008

2nd in ESA Cancer Awareness 5k, 2008

3rd in Plano Pacers Holiday Hustle 8K 2008

3rd in Four seasons 5K 2008

5th in Mud Run 2008


1st in 1500 meters Finals. Koibatek/KEN 2007

1st in 800 meters Heats. Eldoret/KEN, 2007

1st in 800 meters in Nairobi/KEN. 2007

2nd in 800 meters heat in SUD trials, Khar/SUD. 2007

2nd in 800 meters Final. Eldama ravine/KEN, 2007

4th in 800 meters Heats.  Nairobi/KEN 2007

4th in 1500 meters heats. Eldoret/KEN 2007

6th in 5000 meters Heats. Nairobi/KEN 2007

12th in Standard charted marathon 10 km. Nairobi-KEN 2007

13th in Kapsabet 10KM Kapsabet/KEN 2007


1st in A.I.C Town church Run 5K. Eldama ravine/KEN, 2006

3rd in Finals in 800meters in Eldama ravine/KEN, 2006

4th in 400 meters. Nakuru/KEN, 2006

11th in Kabarnet half marathon in Kabarnet/KEN, 2006

13in North Rift districts championship 4km  in Eldama ravine/KEN, 2006


2nd in KAAA Series 400 meters in Nyeri/Kenya, 2005

4th in AK Series 800meters, Kakamega/KEN. 2005

46th in Kenya cross country series 8km in Kabarak/KEN, 2005

11th in Koibatek district trials 4km in Eldama ravine/KEN, 2005


2nd in Lucozade 10k. Nairobi/KEN. 2004

6th in Nairobi marathon for shelter Half marathon -Nairobi-KEN, 2004


1st in 800meters in Mogotio/KEN. 2003

1st in 200meters in Mogotio/KEN. 2003

1st in 400meters in Mogotio/KEN. 2003

1st in 800meters in Athinai/KEN. 2003

1st in 400meters in Athinai/KEN 2003

2nd in 5000meters in Athinai/KEN. 2003

5th in KAAA series 800meters in Nakuru/KEN, 2003

9th in KAAA series 5000meters Heat in nakuru/KEN, 2003

87th in Chepkoilel campus 4km in Eldoret/KEN, 2003


1st in 800meters in Muserechi/KEN. 2002

1st in 800meters in Sagasagik/KEN. 2002

1st in 800meters in Athinai/KEN. 2002

1st in 800meters in Mogotio/KEN. 2002

And many others that I could not remember!

Most of my time I spent it as a pace maker (Rabbit) in various big time and small races,

and a Sports masseur back in Kenya and I also Coached many Runners who have set a great mark with their names in the world of running.

Ihave been a pace maker in lots of road races too that i could not name all of them but here are few of them.

Pace maker in Marvejouls mende semi marathon.

Pace maker in Dallas white rock half marathon.

Pace maker in Austin Marathon.

Pace maker in Boston Marathon.

Pace maker in Chicago Marathon.

And also I have been Pace maker in Various track and road races in Europe for 3years with Adidas running.


100- 11:80

200- 21:33

400- 47:09


1500- 3:40


3000 S/C- 8:51:10.

4km- 10:13

5000- 13:38

8km- 24:18

10km- 28:22

15km- 45:51

Half marathon 1:06:15

Marathon– 2:33:24. but it will get better 🙂


13 thoughts on “About me

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  3. I came across your website when I was looking for a Kalenjin/English dictionary, because I have a 9-year-old ‘adopted’ boy from the Rift Valley and enjoy learning about his country and culture and language etc. You are obviously a person who loves life and lives it to the fullest! I live in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. Are you living in the United States?? Love the picture of you and Rachel!

    • Yes I am! Thanks.
      In Kalenjin tribe we have a astonishing beautiful culture, just like everyone loves their culture, we too passinately love ours!

      God bless you so much for adopting a child, I long to adopt 1 or 2 in the future!


  4. I found your website when I was looking for motivational articles. Well, this website is really impressed me and I’m following up your blogs every day. I can tell you there is never a day that I slept without reading your blogs. You’ve done a great job. God Bless You.

  5. Hey bro! Im so encouraged by what you have been able to acheive. Amazing!
    Now im looking forward to seeing you cross the finish line in Boston, New york or London. I know you can do it.
    My prayers always with you.
    Im very happy to see you have been tamed by your beautiful half and settling down.
    All the best and hopefully we will see you when you come home.


  6. Hello Kiplimo,

    Just wanted to congratulate you for your excellent writings, which are extremely inspirational and impossible to stop reading.

    Very impressive running life too!

    Cheers from Mexico

  7. Hi Kiplimo, I’ve been closely monitoring your echievements but i’ve never had the chance to comment on it simply because i was looking for the right moment to do so. First of all, as someone who has had the privilege to know you right from your childhood, I think you have come of age and I’m very proud of you! You have transformed from that little young, quiet village boy to an international star not only in athletics but in other areas of life in general. Your achievements within a very short time shows and teaches us how self determination, discipline, hard work and resilience can carry you to unimaginable heights. You are truly a source of inspiration not only to the young and upcoming athletes but also to those who are striving, against all odds, to make it in life as clearly demonstrated in your Kiprunning book. Keep running, keep writing those inspirational words and the sky will no longer be the limit! We as a family will continue to pray and support you and your new family in whichever way we can. With warm regards and lots of love, Esther

  8. Kiplimo my brother your words are inspiring and thought provoking about life and keep up the good work

  9. Thank you. For being an inspiration.
    Because of you, I decided not to give up.

    Really, a deep heartfelt thank you, to you.

  10. I am currently helping a person who belongs to the Kalenjin tribe to help her immigrant visa. And there is some confusion with the different names that a Kalenjin can use. Do you know of any books that can help me do some research on name giving for Kalenjins. If so, I would appreciate your insight. Thanks much. Catherine Willhoff, email catherinecaldas@gmail.com

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