CHEYWA Milcah Chemos < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Kenya   
Gender Women
Born 24 Feb 1986 in Eldoret, KEN
Height1.63 m
Weight 48 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Alex Sang and daughter Lavine Jemutai [2006]
Residence Kenya
Occupation Athlete, Police Officer
Higher education Police Studies - Kenya Police College: Nyeri, KEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up running in 2005 as a police recruit when she met her husband-to-be Alex Sang, who said she had the body of a runner. "They came around the [police] college asking for anyone interested in competing for them and I decided to give it a try, first as a joke, but then I noticed I could beat others and that's when I saw I had a future in running."
Why this sport? After the birth of her child in 2008 she began to train seriously, urged on by her husband. She switched to steeplechase in 2009 after she found she was unable to register competitive times in 800m and 1500m.
Club / Team Kenya Police: Kenya
Name of coach Alex Sang [husband]
Coach from which country? Kenya
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her husband Alex Sang. (iaaf.org, 01 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol She admires Richard Mateelong and Paul Kipsiele. (racingnews.runnersworld.com, 05 Jul 2011)
Ambitions "My aim is to become famous. I know I will make money if I continue performing well but I will not go to buy big cars or expensive clothing. I intend to use all my earning to improve the lives of my parents and invest in real estate." (iaaf.org, 01 Sep 2010)