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Iness Chepkesis Chenonge’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroKenyan long-distance runner
A.K.A.Iness Chepkesis
Is Athlete
From Kenya
Type Sports
Genderfemale
Birth

1 February 1982

Age38 years

Iness Chepkesis Chenonge (born 1 February 1982 in Trans-Nzoia District) is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 5000 metres. She was the bronze medallist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and repeated the feat eight years later at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, forming a Kenyan sweep of the medals with Vivian Cheruiyot and Sylvia Kibet.
Chenonge was the 2008 winner of the Marseille-Cassis Classique Internationale road race. She set a personal best of 1:09:08 for the half marathon in March 2011, taking fifth place at the Lisbon Half Marathon.

Major championship record

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  Kenya
2002Commonwealth GamesMelbourne, Australia3rd5000 m
World Half Marathon ChampionshipsBrussels, Belgium20thHalf Marathon
2003World Athletics FinalMonte Carlo, Monaco9th5000 m
2004World Athletics FinalMonte Carlo, Monaco7th5000 m
2005World Athletics FinalMonte Carlo, Monaco4th5000 m
2006Commonwealth GamesMelbourne, Australia6th5000 m
World Athletics FinalStuttgart, Germany3rd3000 m
2009World Cross Country ChampionshipsAmman, Jordan10thLong race
World ChampionshipsBerlin, Germany6th5000m
World Athletics FinalThessaloniki, Greece4th3000 m
7th5000 m
2010Continental CupSplit, Croatia5th3000 m
Commonwealth GamesNew Delhi, India3rd5000 m

Personal bests

  • 1500 metres – 4:08.61 (2009)
  • 3000 metres – 8:39.29 min (2006)
  • 5000 metres – 14:39.19 min (2010)
  • Half marathon – 1:09:08 hrs (2011)