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Aliphine Tuliamuk - Pro Running Ambassador

"I'm excited to visit the great city of Philadelphia again and meeting runners from all over the world at the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. It’s an amazing city and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here again."

Aliphine Tuliamuk is a Kenyan-American professional marathon runner and winner of the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials. A ten-time USATF Champion, Aliphine has a personal best marathon time of 2:24:37 at the 2023 Boston Marathon.

Aliphine Tuliamuk came to the U.S. to attend Iowa State University before transferring and graduating from Wichita State.

On April 29, 2016, she gained her U.S. citizenship, and 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 finished eight in the 10,000 meters at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and won the 2017 USATF 10 km title at AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.

Tuliamuk represented Team USATF in the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing 15th overall and first American.

In 2019, she finished 12th at the New York City Marathon and then qualified for her first Olympic team by finishing first at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Atlanta with a time of 2:27:23. 

In January of 2021, Aliphine gave birth to a baby girl, Zoe, seven months before competing in the Tokyo Olympics.

Tuliamuk, who calls herself a people person, now trains in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is an avid crocheter, and her go-to breakfast is granola with berries, and her favorite post-race indulgence is steak.

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