Rose Chelimo
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Rose Chelimo: Why I don’t regret Bahraini citizenship

What you need to know:

  • Chelimo, Jebet and Kirwa, all born in Kenya, are poster girls of Bahraini athletics having changed nationality, but their hearts are very much still in Kenya where they live
  • Chelimo is married to Joash Mutai, also an athlete, and the couple have a seven-year-old daughter Faith Cherop.
  • Her prayer now is that the coronavirus is contained soon to allow for a regular season next year.

A drive of approximately 25 minutes along the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway from downtown Manama brings you to Riffa, home of the Bahrain Athletics Federation.


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