Paul Chelimo

Paul Chelimo

July 10, 2023

2023 USA 5000s: Abdihamud Nur Wins His 1st US Title, Elise Cranny Completes 5k/10k Double

Nur was great over the last 1k as Woody Kincaid's big kick was nowhere to be seen and Grant Fisher was a DNS. The women's 5000 was a carbon copy of the 10,000 with Cranny a dominant winner.
July 02, 2023

2023 USAs Men's 5K/10K Preview: Who Will Be the Odd Men Out in Star-Studded Fields?

Between Grant Fisher, Paul Chelimo, Woody Kincaid, Joe Klecker, and Abdihamid Nur, there is a lot of talent in these fields which means someone very good could be left off the team.
May 22, 2023

WTW: The 100m Heats Up, Paul Chelimo is BAAACK, and Big Stars About to Exit Hibernation

Christian Coleman picked up a big win, Paul Chelimo showed he is back, some big stars are hopefully coming out of hibernation soon.
May 19, 2023

The 4 Events You Need to Watch This Weekend: Lyles v Coleman, Chelimo & Kelati Tackle the 10K, & More

In chronological order, we get you ready for this weekend's pro action which is taking place all over the globe. It includes $8,000 800s in NYC and world champ Fred Kerley running his first 100m of 2023 in Japan.
March 23, 2023

Paul Chelimo Signs with Kiprun, Considering Running 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Chelimo, 32, has left Nike and will be with the French brand through at least 2028.
November 06, 2021

Drew Hunter and Weini Kelati Win 2021 USATF 5k Road Champs in New York

Drew Hunter is back and Weini Kelati showed she's a level above everyone else.
September 03, 2021

Paul Chelimo Speaks: On His Pre-Tokyo Medal Guarantee, Almost Coming to Blows With Nicholas Kimeli, and the LetsRun Messageboard

Chelimo was the only American distance runner to medal at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. He's got a lot more to say than just his medal guarantee.
August 21, 2021

2021 Pre Classic Recap: Elaine Thompson-Herah Scares 100m WR, Sha'Carri Richardson Humbled, Athing Mu, Courtney Frerichs American Records, Ingebrigsten, Kipyegon Keep Winning

Thompson-Herah was just .05 off FloJo's "world record." Jamaica swept the top-3 with SAFP (10.73) and Shericka Jackson (10.76) while Richardson was dead last in 11.14. Also a who's who of men's distance running over 2-miles and solid sprint results from Noah Lyles (200m) and Andre De Grasse (100m).
June 27, 2021

Paul Chelimo Uses Tokyo Drift to Win Olympic Trials 5,000m Title

Paul Chelimo showed he is back as Grant Fisher and Woody Kincaid made their second Olympic team and all 3 finished in lane 4.
June 24, 2021

2020 Olympic Trials M5000 Preview: Battle of Training Partners: Can Chelimo and Bor Upset the Bowerman Party?

Already twice at the Trials, BTC teammates have gone 1-2 in a distance race. Can they do it again in the men's 5000? Will Paul Chelimo make a 2nd straight team? Will current Oregon star Cooper Teare be a factor? What about former Oregon star Eric Jenkins?
May 05, 2021

Which American Athletes Were Helped -- And Hurt -- the Most by the Olympic Postponement?

Athing Mu is certainly one of the athletes better-positioned to make the Olympic team in 2021 than she would have been in 2020. The opposite is true for Jenny Simpson. We run through some of the other athletes whose stock has risen -- or declined.
March 18, 2021

Paul Chelimo Runs 13:09.90 to Win Boost Treadmills 5,000 as American Record Attempt Falls Short

Paul Chelimo got revengs on Emmanuel Bor, but not the American record in the final indoor race of 2021.
March 16, 2021

It's On Again: Emmanuel Bor and Paul Chelimo Will Go For The American Indoor 5000 Record on Thursday at 6 pm ET (23:00 CET)

Galen Rupp's 13:01.26 indoor record barely survived a record assault two weeks ago. Rather than run an indoor 10,000, Scott Simmons' runners are going to take another crack at Rupp's record on Thursday. This time, they are going for a negative split and hoping a race for glory over the final 1k gets the job done.
March 04, 2021

Emmanuel Bor Upsets Paul Chelimo, Runs #2 US All-Time 13:05.60 at FireFly Recovery 5,000m in Virginia Beach

Emmanuel Bor may be America's latest Olympic contender as he was on American record pace until the final 800m, but he was rewarded with the win over Paul Chelimo.
March 03, 2021

American Record Attempt: Can Paul Chelimo Become The 7th Man In History To Break 13:00 Indoors?

Only six men have ever broken 13:00 for 5000 indoors and four of them are all-time legends - Bekele, Gebrselassie , Komen and Kipchoge. Can Paul Chelimo become the 7th?
March 01, 2021

Paul Chelimo Is Going For American Indoor 5,000 Record on Thursday

Chelimo and his teammates are racing in a special 5000 - the Firefly Recovery 5000 - at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex. The goal? Galen Rupp’s American Record of 13:01.26. *MB: American record alert. Paul Chelimo is going for the 5000 American record on Thursday
August 04, 2020

Paul Chelimo's Rise to the Top: "I'm Willing to Die in a Race"

The Olympic silver medalist discusses his beginnings in the sport, his rivalry with Lopez Lomong, why he once missed two drug tests, & much more.
July 30, 2020

Jim Ryun, Alan Webb and Matthew Centrowitz Go to the White House + Paul Chelimo is Our Guest

Some big American milers went to the White House and America's top 5,000m runner Paul Chelimo joins us.
February 14, 2020

2020 USA Indoors: Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Earn Dominant 3K Wins Thanks to Big Last Laps

In case you forgot who the best distance runners in the US have been over the last three years, Shelby Houlihan and Paul Chelimo offered clear reminders in the 3000-meter finals on day 1 of the 2020 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque. In the women's race, Houlihan led the BTC women to 1-2-3 finish (and 5 of the top 6), and in the men's race, Chelimo led the Kenyan-Americans of Scott Simmons group to a 1-2-3 finish as well.