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Famous Athletes from Kenya

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List of the most popular, renowned or famous athletes from Kenya. List includes the most notable athletes from Kenya, along with photos when available. This list of Kenya athletes is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous athletes are from Kenya?" You can click on the names of the famous athletes of Kenya in order to get more information about each one. This list has a variety of athletes, like Julius Gitahi and Rakep Patel, in it. You can use this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use regularly. {#nodes}
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    Dipak Patel may refer to: Dipak Patel (politician) (born 1953), Zambian politician Dipak Patel (cricketer, born 1958), Kenyan cricketer who played for New Zealand Dipak Patel (cricketer, born 1961),...  more
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    Lornah Kiplagat (born 1 May 1974) 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...  more
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    Hilda Kibet (born 27 March 1981 in Keiyo District) 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...  more
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    Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei (born 13 December 1983) is a Kenyan middle distance runner and former world champion....  more
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    Pamela Jelimo (born 5 December 1989) 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...  more
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    Derek Raymond Pringle (born 18 September 1958) is an English former Test and One Day International cricketer for England, and is now a cricket journalist....  more
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    Catherine Nyambura Ndereba (born 21 July 1972) is a Kenyan marathon runner. She has twice won the marathon at the World Championships in Athletics and won silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games in...  more
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    Wilson Kosgei Kipketer (born 12 December 1972) is a Danish former middle distance runner. He is the second fastest of all time over 800 meters, setting the world record and breaking his own record...  more
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    Nancy Jebet Langat (born 22 August 1981) 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...  more
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    Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (born 11 September 1983) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in track and cross country running, olympic champion in 5000 metres event. She represented Kenya at...  more
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    Eunice Jepkorir Kertich (born 17 February 1982) 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...  more
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    Brimin Kipruto (born 31 July 1985) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specialises in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He was born in Korkitony, Keiyo District. He holds a personal best of 7:53.64...  more
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    Joyce Chepchumba (born 6 November 1970 in Kericho) is a long distance athlete from Kenya....  more
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    Asbel Kiprop (born 30 June 1989) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner, who specialises in the 1500 metres. He was awarded the 1500 m gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics after the original winner,...  more
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    Belal Mansoor Ali (Arabic: بلال منصور علي‎; born 17 October 1988) is a middle distance runner now representing Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. He was born John Yego on 17 October 1988...  more
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    BirthplaceKabarnet, Kenya

    NationalityKenya

    Paul Kibii Tergat (born 17 June 1969) is a Kenyan former professional long distance runner. He became the first Kenyan to set the world record in the marathon from 2003 to 2007, with a time of...  more
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    Rajesh Bhudia (born November 22, 1974 in Bhuj, India) is a former Kenyan cricketer. He was part of their 15-man squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. He did not play any cricket since 2012....  more
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    Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (born 28 March 1984) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. She was the silver medallist in the 5000 metres at the World Championships in Athletics in both 2009 and 2011. She also...  more
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    Isabella Bosibori Ochichi (born October 28, 1979 in Kisii District) from Kenya was the silver medal winner in the final of the women's 5,000 meter race at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens,...  more
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    Pauline Konga (born 10 April 1970) is a retired Kenyan long-distance runner. At the 1996 Summer Olympics she won the silver medal in the 5000 metres, making her the first Kenyan woman to win an...  more
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    Lucy Wangui Kabuu (born 24 March 1984) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 and 10,000 metres events. She has represented Kenya twice at the Summer Olympics, finishing in the...  more
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    Seren Robert Waters (born 11 April 1990 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a former Kenyan cricketer who plays for Surrey and Kenya. He is a skillful and bold opening batsman, who loves to face the first ball. He...  more
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    Tanmay Mishra (born 22 December 1986 in Mumbai, India) is a former Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed aggressive middle-order batsman and made his One Day International debut for Kenya in 2006...  more
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    Martin Armon Suji (born June 2, 1971) is a former Kenyan cricketer who played One-Day Internationals for the Kenyan national side between 1996 and 2006.A right-handed batsman and a right-arm...  more
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    Ruth Bosibori Nyangau (also written Ruth Bisibori; born 2 January 1988 in Bosiango) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. In July 2007 she became the...  more