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  • Real name: Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo
  • Stage name: Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo with a networth of $5 Million
  • Date of birth: 27th October 1990
  • Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo's Age: 33 years old as of Oct 2023
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  • Website: https://homekazi.co.ke/celebs/bio/paulkipkemoichelimo
  • Gender: Male
  • Nationality: Kenya and Tribe/Birth place is Kalenjin Tribe
  • Education: Graduate - and Career/Profession is Sports Professional
Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo's Biography in Summary

Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo (born October 27, 1990) is an American track and field athlete of Kenyan origin. In the 5000 meters, he won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics.


Chelimo was born and raised in Kenya before moving to the United States in 2010 to run for Shorter College, where he won the 3000 meters and was a member of the winning distance medley relay team as Shorter won the 2011 NAIA National Indoor Championship. Later that year, Shorter won the NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship, while Chelimo won the 5000 and 10000 meters. 

He transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he finished second in the NCAA Championships 5000 meters in 2012 and again in 2013. 

Chelimo earned his citizenship by joining the United States Army as a water treatment specialist through the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program, then enrolling in their World Class Athletic Program in 2014. 

He competed in the 3000 meters for the United States at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. He qualified for the World Championships by finishing second at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships a week earlier on the same track, setting a personal record of 7:39.00. 

Later that year, at the Olympic Trials, he finished third in the 5000 meters. Chelimo was the first to cover an early breakaway, which was later swallowed by another breakaway led by previous trials winner Galen Rupp. Chelimo once again led the final lap charge to catch Rupp, and after catching him, Chelimo held the lead onto the final straightaway. Chelimo was eventually overtaken by 41-year-old Kenyan American Bernard Lagat, who was closely followed by Hassan Mead. However, Chelimo was able to maintain his lead until the finish, beating Eric Jenkins to the line by 0.06 seconds and qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Major competitions 

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 3rd 5000 m 13:35.92
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 5000 m 13:03.90
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 3rd 5000 m 13:33.30
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 7th 5000 m 13:04.60
2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 1st 5000 m 13:26.82
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 3rd 5000 m 12:59.05

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