“Customization is a big part of our business. It’s also a large reason why I started the company. Having the ability to customize something specific to you, your story, heritage, alma mater, goals, or anything in between are just a few ideas of what our customers are creating. The fact you can now have a visual representation of your custom build is instrumental for the user experience. A lot of time went into this and we’re really excited to continue delivering exceptional handmade products from Kenya.”
Teresa was more than just Jordan's mother, it was her best friend. They spoke everyday and is the sole reason why Jordan started running. And just like that, in a matter of seconds, her mom was no longer there.
The USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships are this weekend and the bar has been raised for qualification to the World Championship team. Only four men have achieved the 10,000m standard of 27:40, and only seven have achieved the 5,000m standard of 13:22.50. There is only one man in the entire country who has hit both qualification standards, and that man is Kirubel Erassa.
Justyn Knight does not come from a family of runners, and he did not start running at a young age. It was not until he was in 10th grade that the basketball and volleyball player discovered his talent for running. Justyn went to a private high school known for its sports, and Justyn was no slouch when it came to athletics.
Julianna is an astonishingly talented artisan who hails from Machakos County, Kenya, right outside of Nairobi. Living close to the city allowed Julianna to sell her products at the market to locals and tourists alike. Once we had Julianna join our team, she immediately blossomed.
Erin Teschuk is a Canadian track and field athlete specializing in the 3,000m steeplechase. The 2016 Olympian was one of the earliest professional athletes to team up with ArtiKen. At the 2016 Abbott Dash to the Finish 5k in New York City, ArtiKen Founder, Christopher Hough, met Erin at the athlete hospitality section.