Eunice Chumba


Eunice Chebichii Chumba (born 23 May 1993) is a Kenyan born Bahraini female long distance runner as well as a cross country runner who has represented Bahrain after her switch from Kenya in several international sport events including Asian Games, Asian Athletics Championships, Asian Cross Country Championships.[1] She is currently ranked as 13th all time best runner in half marathon history with a record timing of 1:06:11 which she achieved on 17 September 2017 during the Copenhagen Half Marathon.[2]

Eunice Chumba
Personal information
Full nameEunice Chebichii Chumba
NationalityBahraini
Born (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 28)
Kenya
Height153 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Weight46 kg (101 lb)
Sport
Country Bahrain
SportAthletics
Event(s)Marathon, Cross country running, 10,000 metres

Eunice Chumba was born and raised in Kenya before moving to Bahrain in 2014. She settled in Bahrain and was motivated by her father to represent Bahrain in athletics at international arena.[3][4]

She claimed her first athletics senior gold medal in Manama at the 2016 Asian Cross Country Championships.[5] Eunice achieved gold medal at the 2017 Copenhagen Half Marathon with establishing a new Copenhagen Half Marathon record among women by finishing with a record time of 1:06:11.[6] She also set a new Beirut Marathon record among women in 2017 with a record finish of 2:28:43 and eventually secured a gold medal in the event.[7][8]

Eunice Chumba claimed her first Asian Games medal, silver in the women's 10,000 m event representing Bahrain at the 2018 Asian Games.[9][10]

References


  1. "IAAF: Eunice Chebichi CHUMBA | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  2. "8 under timen i Copenhagen Half Marathon - 361 norske deltok" (in Norwegian Nynorsk). Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  3. "CHUMBA Eunice | Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang". Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  4. "CHEBICHII TURNS TO BAHRAIN". 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  5. "IAAF: Bahrain dominate as Rop and Chumba take Asian cross country titles| News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  6. "Elite field women - Copenhagen Half Marathon". Copenhagen Half Marathon. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  7. "IAAF: Chumba chasing Beirut Marathon record| News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  8. "IAAF: Ruto and Chumba break race records at Beirut Marathon | News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  9. "Bahrain claims two silver medals in opening day of 2018 Asian Games athletics". m.gdnonline.com. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  10. "Silver double joy for the Kingdom at Asian Games". DT News. Retrieved 2018-08-27.