Train With Kenyans
WHO WE ARE
There are several people that help make Train With Kenyans the successful and effective camp that it is. The Camp Directors, the Elite Athletes and the staff all come together for a week to provide high quality training, instruction and fun. However, there are a host of other athletes and support staff runners may never see or hear from that have been invaluable in providing the highest quality of training and instruction offered among running camps. Be sure to scroll through the various people who contribute to this camp.
Train With Kenyans (TWK) is small LLC with global hopes and visions. We are a Christian running businness. We seek to develop global athletes for Christ by providing a uniquely Kenyan training experience. We combine Kenyan training principles and American resources in order to impact both American and Kenyan runners for Christ. TWK is one of the fundraisers of Grace of God Children’s Project (GOGCP). GOGCP helps provide educational assistance and skills to underprivileged orphans and poor children around the world, which leads them to being self-sufficient in their future life. 20% of camp fee is tax deductible from your federal income tax. Thanks for your contributions by attending the camp! Grace of God Children’s Project (GOGCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and non-political organization that helps provide education, food, spiritual teaching, shelter and clothing for children whose parents have died due to complications from HIV/AIDS and other diseases, natural disasters, or whose parent/guardians are in extreme poverty. GOGCP mission is to reach out to the poor, disadvantage and orphaned children by assisting them to obtain basic needs, health care and building their spiritual well being. Also, GOGCP helps children shape their own future - Helping them help themselves. Check www.graceofgodchildern.org for more information
TWK is OPEN to any and all entrants
(limited only by number, age,
grade level, and gender).
The Founder, TWK
David Cheromei is the founder of Train with Kenyans. Cheromei, former Head Track and Field and Cross Country at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia( click here for for his bios). Cheromei is the former coach who primarily coaches the men's distance runners, at Liberty University. He oversaw the development of a youthful squad in 2014-15. Titus Koech placed fourth at the Big South Cross Country Championships and 28th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships as a freshman.
Cheromei previously served as Liberty's cross country/track & field graduate assistant between 2007-09. During that time, Josh McDougal became the Flames' first NCAA Division I men's cross country national champion in 2007 and Sam Chelanga earned the first three All-America honors of his tenure at Liberty.
Since then, the native of Eldoret, Kenya founded and has been operating the Grace of God Children's Project, along with his wife, Laurel. The non-profit organization provides education, spiritual teaching and basic needs for orphans and needy children in Kenya. The project is currently providing care and education for 17 children in Eldoret.
Cheromei's own competitive career was highlighted by receiving an invitation to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2008 Kenya Olympic Trials, thanks to a personal-best time of 8:21 that summer. Cheromei finished in the top 20 of an event in which Kenyan athletes have won the gold medal at each of the last eight Olympic Games.
Cheromei won 10 NAIA national titles at Virginia Intermont, including three straight championships in his specialty, the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He became the third runner in the history of the NAIA meet to capture three consecutive steeplechase crowns and set a meet record (8:40.03) as a senior in 2007.
Cheromei also won the 5,000-meter championship at the 2006 and 2007 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, earning the meet's Outstanding Performer honor both seasons.
Cheromei was a part of a Virginia Intermont men's cross country squad which won three straight NAIA national team titles (2004-06). He was the individual national champion in 2006.
Indoors, Cheromei took home the 2005 national title at 5,000 meters and won the 3,000-meter crown in both 2006 and 2007. He was also a part of Virginia Intermont's first-place distance medley relay squad in 2006.
Cheromei opened his collegiate career at Butler Community College in 2004. He won NJCAA indoor national titles in the mile and 5,000 meters and took the outdoor steeplechase crown in his lone year at the institution.
Running seems to be in Cheromei's blood, many of his family are worlclass running including his sister Lydia Cheromei finished second at the 2004 World Half Marathon Championships and many others.