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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Amon Kemboi

Amon Kemboi | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Twitter

Sponsor: Puma Elite
College: Campbell / Arkansas
Mile PR: 3:55.27

5 Things About Me: Amon Kemboi

  1. I am from Nandi Hills, Kenya.
  2. I like to watch races to pass the day before my race.
  3. I am an outdoor person and I like adventure.
  4. Apart from listening to music, I like to watch TV series.
  5. I did my undergraduate degree and master’s degree at the University of Arkansas.

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals? My pre race ritual is listening to music as I wait to warm up before the race.
  2. What’s your favorite sport (or athlete) to watch, besides running? I like to watch soccer and my favourite team is Manchester United. I also like to watch basketball.
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? The latest movie worth watching is Extraction 2.
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? The song in my playlist is Jonas Blue – ‘Rise feat Jack and Jack’.
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? The first college I attended was Campbell University, which is around 45 minutes away. During the outdoor track season, I competed in Raleigh Relays and also did our long runs in Umstead and on the American Tobacco Trail.

Learn more about Amon at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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