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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 ...more

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 ...more

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

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 ...more

Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya

Nationality: Kenya

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