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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?"
Lornah Kiplagat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Kenya
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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 ran at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, was the 2007 gold medallist at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, and took three straight World Road Running Championship titles from 2006 to 2008. In the marathon, she holds a best time of 2:22:22 hours and has won major races in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Osaka. She currently holds the world road record over 5 kilometres and 10 miles. Her ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Rift Valley Province, Kenya

Nationality: Netherlands, Kenya

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Hilda Kibet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from 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 Netherlands. Her great-aunt, who is only six years her senior, is fellow runner Lornah Kiplagat. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Keiyo District, Kenya

Nationality: Netherlands, Kenya

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Janeth Jepkosgei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Kenya
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Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei is a Kenyan middle distance runner and former world champion. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Keiyo District, Kenya

Nationality: Kenya

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Pamela Jelimo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Kenya
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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 the 800 m world junior record and the senior African record over the same distance. Jelimo is also one of the youngest women to win an Olympic gold medal for Kenya. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya

Nationality: Kenya

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