Famous Female Athletes from Kenya

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List of popular female athletes from Kenya, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Kenya has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Kenyan female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Kenya in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Kenya in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

Athletes on this list include Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet and Nancy Langat.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Kenya?" and "Who are the greatest female Kenyan athletes?"
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    Lornah Kiplagat is a Dutch long-distance runner. She was born in Kabiemit, Rift Valley Province, Kenya and came to the Netherlands in 1999. She gained Dutch citizenship in 2003 and has competed for the Netherlands since. She runs not only road events but also in cross country and track and field. She ...more

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    • Birthplace: Rift Valley Province, Kenya
    • Nationality: Netherlands, Kenya
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    Hilda Kibet is a Dutch runner of Kenyan birth. She is the sister of Sylvia Kibet and the niece of Lornah Kiplagat. She obtained Dutch nationality in October 2007. Kibet's longtime partner is Dutch marathon runner Hugo van den Broek. They split their time between Iten, Kenya and Castricum, in the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Keiyo District, Kenya
    • Nationality: Netherlands, Kenya
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    Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei is a Kenyan middle distance runner and former world champion. more

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    • Birthplace: Keiyo District, Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya
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    Pamela Jelimo

    Pamela Jelimo is a Kenyan middle-distance runner, specialising in the 800 metres. She won the gold medal in this event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing at the age of 18. She is the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold medal and also the first Kenyan to win the Golden League Jackpot. She holds both ...more

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    • Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya
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    Catherine Nyambura Ndereba is a Kenyan marathon runner. She has twice won the marathon at the World Championships in Athletics and won silver medals in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008. She is also a four-time winner of the Boston Marathon. Ndereba broke the women's marathon world record in 2001, running ...more

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    • Birthplace: Nyeri County, Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya
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    Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot is a long-distance running athlete from Kenya who specialises in track and cross country running. She represented Kenya at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Olympics. Cheruiyot won a silver medal in the 5000 metres at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and ...more

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    • Birthplace: Keiyo District, Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya
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    Nancy Langat

    Nancy Jebet Langat is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres. She won the gold medal in the 1500 m at the 2008 Summer Olympics, in a personal best time of 4:00.23. She also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2005 World Championships without reaching the finals. In ...more

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    • Birthplace: Eldoret, Kenya
    • Nationality: Kenya
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    Eunice Jepkorir Kertich is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in the steeplechase. She was the 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the event and bronze medalist at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics. She is from Eldama Ravine. Her parents are farmers and she has eight siblings. She started ...more

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    • Nationality: Kenya
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