Sheila Chelangat wins senior women's race
Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

National champion Sheila Chelangat’s roller-coaster ride to the top in Kenyan distance running

What you need to know:

  • She is married to Elvis Cheruiyot whom she said has also been supportive, especially during her morning runs in which he accompanies her.
  • “My husband has been very much supportive and that is why I’m doing well right now because he gives me ample time to train and sometimes accompanies me in the morning runs,” said Chelangat, who always wanted to be like Hellen Obiri, her mentor.

In 2015, Sheila Chelangat almost gave up her childhood dream of being among Kenya’s top athletes. 

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