Kip Kangogo grew up in Kenya’s Rift Valley, which has produced some of the world’s best runners, including his role model, former marathon world record holder Paul Tergat. He met the 2015 Pan Am Games standard by running 2:17:12 to finish 10th at the 2014 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Among Kangogo’s accomplishments are winning 2014 Alberta Athletics male road runner of the year and finishing second at the 2013 and 2014 Canadian 10k Championship. He set the Calgary Marathon record in 2014. A former Canadian champion in the 5000m and 10,000m, he won the Canadian Half Marathon title in 2015.
Family: Father Kangogo Chemjor and mother: Josphine Kangogo… Siblings Isaac, Esther, Julius, Maria, Edmond, Florence… Wife Florida Kandie… Daughter Emma (born June 2013)… Moved to Canada in August 2001 at attend Lethbridge College on a scholarship and became a Canadian citizen in April 2014… Getting into the Sport: Was introduced to marathon running at age 21 by his brother-in-law… Outside Interests: Enjoys watching NBA basketball, tennis, hiking, and travelling with his family… Supports the charity Wateraid… Attended Brigham Young University before transferring to Texas Christian University… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “The race is not over until you cross the finishing line”…