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 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.

14 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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