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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. (220 items)

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Dipak Patel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Dipak Narshibhai Patel played 37 Tests and 75 One Day Internationals for the New Zealand cricket team. A stylish middle order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler, Patel started playing for ...more

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Lornah Kiplagat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
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 ...more

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Hilda Kibet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
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 ...more

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Janeth Jepkosgei is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei is a Kenyan middle distance runner and former world champion.

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Pamela Jelimo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
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 ...more

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Derek Pringle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Derek Raymond Pringle is an English former Test and ODI cricketer for England, and is now a cricket journalist. He was educated at Felsted School and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

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Catherine Ndereba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
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 ...more

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Wilson Kipketer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Wilson Kosgei Kipketer is a Kenyan-born Danish former middle distance runner. He holds the current indoor world records at the 1000 and 800 metres distance. While dominating the 800 m distance ...more

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Nancy Langat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
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. ...more

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Vivian Cheruiyot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
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 ...more

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Eunice Jepkorir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
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 ...more

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Brimin Kipruto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Brimin Kipruto 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 minutes which is ...more

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Joyce Chepchumba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Joyce Chepchumba is a long distance athlete from Kenya.

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Asbel Kiprop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Asbel Kiprop is a Kenyan middle-distance runner, who specializes in the 1500 metres. Kiprop was awarded the 1500 m gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics after the original winner, Rashid Ramzi, ...more

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Belal Mansoor Ali is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Belal Mansoor Ali is a middle distance runner now representing Bahrain after changing nationality from Kenya. He was born John Yego on 17 October 1988 in Kenya. A lot of controversy has ...more

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Paul Tergat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Kenya Paul Kibii Tergat is a Kenyan former professional long distance runner. He held the world record in the marathon from 2003 to 2007, with a time of 2:04:55, and is regarded as one of the most ...more

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Rajesh Bhudia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Rajesh Bhudia Rajesh Bhudia is a Kenyan cricketer. He was part of their 15 man squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

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Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet is an 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 won medals over ...more

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Isabella Ochichi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Isabella Bosibori Ochichi 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, Greece. She finished in a time of ...more

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Pauline Konga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Pauline Konga 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 Olympic medal.

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Lucy Wangui Kabuu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Lucy Wangui Kabuu 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 top ten of the ...more

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Seren Waters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Seren Robert Waters is a cricketer who plays for Surrey and Kenya. He was born and lives in Kenya but has British nationality. Since Kenya is only an associate member of the ICC, Waters is also ...more

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Tanmay Mishra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Tanmay Mishra Tanmay Mishra is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed aggressive middle-order batsman and made his One Day International debut for Kenya in 2006 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo. In 2007, Tanmay ...more

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Martin Suji is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Martin Armon Suji, born June 2, 1971 in Nairobi, is a Kenyan cricketer who has played first-class cricket and One-Day Internationals for the Kenyan national side. He is a right-handed batsman ...more

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Ruth Bosibori is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Ruth Bosibori Nyangau is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. In July 2007 she became the first All-Africa Games champion in the event, as it was ...more

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Peter Ongondo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Peter Jimmy Carter Ongondo is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler, now having become one of the most important players in the Kenyan team. Having ...more

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Yusuf Saad Kamel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Yusuf Saad Kamel, born Gregory Konchellah, was the 2009 world champion at 1500 meters, representing Bahrain after his switch from Kenya. He specializes in the 1500 metres and 800 metres. He was ...more

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Philip Boit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Philip Kimely Boit is a cross-county skier and the first Kenyan to participate in the Winter Olympics. His first name is sometimes spelled as "Phillip".

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Elijah Otieno is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Elijah Otieno Asoyo is a Kenyan cricketer. A right arm medium-fast bowler, Otieno is a former Kenyan under-19 representative. He made his senior debut playing for Kenya Select in the 2006/07 ...more

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Ragheb Aga is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Ragheb Gul Aga is a Kenyan cricketer and allrounder who has played for Sussex and Kenya. He became Kenya's third captain in two months in October and November 2004 in Sharjah in place of Hitesh ...more

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Aasif Karim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Aasif Yusuf Karim is a former Kenyan cricketer. Of Indian ancestry, Karim made a reputation for himself as a useful lower-order batsman but predominantly as a left-arm spinner, frequently said ...more

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Jamie Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
James William Murray "Jamie" Dalrymple is a Kenyan-born English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler. Like former Middlesex team-mates Andrew Strauss and Ben ...more

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Steve Tikolo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Steve Tikolo Stephen Ogonji Tikolo is a former Kenya cricketer. Tikolo is widely regarded as the best Kenyan cricket player ever, having scored the most runs and taken the second most wickets for the team in ...more

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Alex Obanda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Alex Obanda Ouma is a Kenyan cricketer who has played first class cricket for Kenya Select. When the side participated in the Logan Cup in 2007, Obanda made his first class debut and had a good ...more

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David Obuya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
David Obuya David Oluoch Obuya is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. Obuya first played cricket at the Under-19s World Cup of 1998, where he starred as the opening ...more

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Alfred Luseno is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Alfred Luseno Sorongo is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. Luseno played at the Under-19 World Cup in 2002 for his Kenyan team, where they ...more

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Dipak Chudasama is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Dipak Chudasama Dipak Nanalal Chudasama is a former Kenyan cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman. known as "The Doc", Chudasama was, as well as being a cricketer, a fully qualified orthodontist. ...more

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Kennedy Otieno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Kennedy Otieno Kennedy Otieno Obuya, aka Kennedy Obuya, is a former Kenyan international cricketer. A right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Otieno is the brother of fellow internationals Collins and David ...more

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Maurice Odumbe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Maurice Omondi Odumbe is a Kenyan cricketer who was suspended from cricket in August 2004 after he allegedly received money from bookmakers.

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Thomas Odoyo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Thomas Odoyo Thomas Odoyo Migai is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed medium-fast bowler. Odoyo went to city primary school Then City High School, Nairobi. He was a ball boy ...more

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Rakep Patel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Rakep Patel Rakep Patel is a Kenyan international cricketer. He made his lone performance for the Kenya Select team in their inaugural season, and found himself called up to the national squad for their ...more

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Morris Ouma is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Maurice Amollo Ouma is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and also plays as a wicket-keeper. He has played for the Kenyan cricket team since 2000. Ouma represented Kenya in the ...more

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Hiren Varaiya is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Hiren Ashok Varaiya is a Kenyan cricket player. He is a right-handed batsman and a left arm spin bowler. He made his debut for Kenya in an ICC Intercontinental Cup game against Canada at Maple ...more

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Lucas Oluoch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Lucas Oluoch Lucas Oluoch Ndandason is a Kenyan cricketer. He has also represented Kenya Elite, Kenya Select, and Kenya XI cricket teams. Domestically, he previously represented Nairobi Gymkhana Club, but ...more

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Collins Obuya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Collins Obuya Collins Omondi Obuya is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and leg spin bowler. He came to prominence in the 2003 Cricket World Cup where he was one of Kenya's major performers as ...more

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Edwin Soi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Edwin Cheruiyot Soi is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 and 5000 metres. He is a two-time Olympian for Kenya. His earliest honours were team gold medals with Kenya at ...more

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Lameck Onyango is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Lameck Onyango Ngoche is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler.

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Mohammad Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Mohammad Sheikh Mohammad Sheikh, born August 29, 1980 in Nairobi, is a Kenyan cricketer who has played One-Day Internationals and first-class cricket for the Kenyan national side. He is a left-handed batsman ...more

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James Kwalia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
James Kwalia C'Kurui is an athlete who represents Qatar after switching from his homeland Kenya. Specializing in the 3000 and 5000 metres, his personal best times are 7:28.28 minutes and ...more

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Jimmy Kamande is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Kenya
Jimmy Kamande James Kabatha Kamande is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and an off-spin bowler. Originally a fast-medium bowler, Kamande reinvented himself as a spinner in 2004 following ...more