Sally Kipyego

Sally Kipyego

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Sally Kipyego (born December 19, 1985 in Kapsowar, Marakwet District, Kenya) is a runner who competed as part of the Texas Tech Red Raiders cross country and track and field teams. She is the first Kenyan woman to win a NCAA cross country individual championship, the first woman to win three consecutive NCAA Division I Cross Country titles, and the first runner to win three consecutive Big 12 Conference cross country titles. She is tied with Suzy Favor-Hamilton for the most individual championships in NCAA history. Kipyego won more individual NCAA championships in 2 years than any other runner in NCAA history. Academically, Kipyego earned a nursing degree. She runs professionally on the International Association of Athletics Federations' ("IAAF") World Athletics Tour. She is sponsored by Nike, Inc.

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Before 2007

Sally Kipyego's running career started in 2000 when she was 14. The following year, she represented Kenya as a junior at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing eighth. However, a stress fracture kept her off both the 2002 and 2003 teams before entering college in the United States.

2007

After coming to America, Kipyego continued her running career, becoming the first Kenyan woman to win a NCAA cross country individual championship. In December 2006, she was chosen as the top female college cross-country athlete in the United...
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