Posted on March 23 2017
“The biggest challenge I’ve ever faced in my life is when my mom, Tonjia, was diagnosed with breast cancer — three different times to be exact. Having to live day-to-day knowing that there’s a chance you could lose the dearest thing to your heart is terrifying in every way. However, she is a survivor! Being a three-time breast cancer survivor in itself is inspiring beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed before. She’s one tough cookie to say the least. My mom has always encouraged me to be my very best in everything I do in life. When faced with tribulations, she taught me to have faith, even if it’s just a mustard seed’s worth. Whenever I reach a tough period of training or racing isn’t going quite as well as I’d like, I always keep in mind these special messages she’s shared with me. If she can conquer such a nasty disease — multiple times — I can make it through whatever running or anything else life throws at me.” – HOKA Athlete Kenyetta Iyevbele
Kenyetta’s favorite shoe is the Clifton 3.