Athlete Bios

Aliphine Tuliamuk

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:24:37
Qualifying Race: Boston Marathon

Aliphine Tuliamuk
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Flagstaff, AZ


Posoy, Kenya

Current Affiliation

Hoka Northern Arizona Elite

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Career Highlights
-2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon Champion -12-time USATF Champion (5K, 10K, 7 Mile, 20K, half marathon, marathon, cross country and four times at 25K) -15th, 2017 World Athletics Cross Country Championships (top American) Tuliamuk earned a degree in public health from Wichita State in 2013. When the chance came along for the 9-time All-American to become a U.S. citizen (in late April 2016), Tuliamuk saw it as both a way to help her family and as “the least I could do, because I wanted to give back to this country that gave me an amazing opportunity. I am so proud to be an American.” Less than a month after becoming a citizen, Tuliamuk won her first national title, at the 2016 USATF 25 km Championships. Fast forward to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, where Tuliamuk arrived in Atlanta as the #10 seed and left as the Trials champion. With COVID-19 delaying the Games until 2021, Tuliamuk and her fiancé-now-husband, Tim Gannon, decided it was time to start a family, and daughter Zoe was born on January 13, 2021. She competed at the Olympics seven months later but was forced to drop out at 20K due to an injury. Since coming back, she has run two PBs in the marathon (TCS New York City in 2022 and Boston 2023).
As a teenager, Tuliamuk hoped to become a nurse. College tuition in Kenya, however, would have drained the resources available for her siblings – 31 of them, given her father’s four wives … Tuliamuk’s interest in health care began when she was 10; a baby brother died despite her efforts at sprinting from one closed dispensary to another seeking help … During her recovery -from a stress fracture in 2019, Tuliamuk studied YouTube videos and began crocheting beanies to pass the time … She was given her first pair of running shoes by her legendary countrywoman, Tegla Loroupe … Comes to Orlando after dealing with a partially torn hamstring tendon this fall.