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Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya

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List of notable or famous track and field athletes from kenya, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in kenya and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to kenya. If you're trying to find out the names of famous kenya track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from kenya is included when available.

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    Abel Mutai

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceNandi County, Kenya

    Abel Kiprop Mutai (born 2 October 1988) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.He was born in Nandi. He won the gold medal at the 2005 World Youth...  more
  • 2

    Alphas Kishoyian

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceNarok, Kenya

    Alphas Leken Kishoyian is a Kenyan sprinter. Kishoyian won a silver medal in the 400 metres at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, losing to Arman Hall. He also won a silver medal in the...  more
  • 3

    Anderson Mureta Mutegi

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceMeru, Kenya

    Anderson Mureta Mutegi is an athlete....
  • 4

    Anthony Chemut

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceNandi County, Kenya

    Anthony Chemut is a Kenyan middle distance runner that specialises in the 800 metres. He was part of the Kenyan team for the 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceEldoret, Kenya

    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
  • 6

    Bedan Karoki

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceNyandarua County, Kenya

    Bedan Karoki Muchiri is an athlete....  more
  • 7

    Boniface Mucheru

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceLaikipia County, Kenya

    Boniface Mucheru Tumuti is a Kenyan athlete competing in the 400 metres and 400 metres hurdles. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 400 metres hurdles....  more
  • 8

    Boniface Ontuga Mweresa

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceNyamira, Kenya

    Boniface Ontuga Mweresa is a track and field athlete....  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceKeiyo District, Kenya

    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
  • 10

    Cherono Koech

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceKericho, Kenya

    Cherono Koech is an athlete....  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceKilgoris, Kenya

    David Lekuta Rudisha, MBS (born 17 December 1988) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner. He is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, 2-time World Champion (2011 and 2015), and world record holder in the...  more
  • 12

    Edwin Soi

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceKericho, Kenya

    Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (born 3 March 1986 in Kericho) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in the 3000 and 5000 metres. He is a two-time Olympian for Kenya. His earliest honours were team...  more
  • 13

    Eunice Sum

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceUasin Gishu County, Kenya

    Eunice Sum is a track and field athlete....  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceMatira, Kenya

    Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi (born 25 May 1982) is a Kenyan athlete, winner of the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2009 World Championships, the 2011 World Championships, the 2012...  more
  • 15

    Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceBomet, Kenya

    Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon is an athlete....  more
  • 16

    Hellen Onsando Obiri

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceKisii, Kenya

    Hellen Onsando Obiri is a Kenyan middle-distance runner. She won 3000 metres distance at 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Obiri was 11th in 1500 m at 2011 World Championships...  more
  • 17

    Isiah Koech

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceNandi County, Kenya

    Isiah Kiplangat Koech (born 19 December 1993) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in the 5000 metres. At the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Brixen, Italy, Koech won a...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceKapsabet, Kenya

    Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is an American distance runner. She grew up in Kenya, before attending college in the United States. In college she won three Division II national championships and was named an...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceKeiyo District, Kenya

    Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei (born 13 December 1983) is a Kenyan middle distance runner and former world champion....  more
  • 20

    Joy Nakhumicha Sakari

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceBungoma, Kenya

    Joy Nakhumicha Sakari is a track and field athlete....  more
  • 21

    Joyce Chepkirui

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceBuret District, Kenya

    Joyce Chepkirui is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in road running events. She established herself as a half marathon runner, winning races in Granollers, Bogotá and Gothenburg. She set a...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceNandi County, Kenya

    Julius Kiplagat Yego is a Kenyan track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. He is the Kenyan record holder for the event with a personal best of 85.40 metres. He was third at the 2010...  more
  • 23

    Lydia Rotich

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceKeiyo District, Kenya

    Lydia Chebet Rotich (born 8 August 1988, Keiyo District, Rift Valley Province) is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She finished fifth at the 2009 World...  more
  • 24

    Mark Mutai

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceNandi County, Kenya

    Mark Kiprotich Mutai (born 23 March 1978), also spelled Muttai, is a runner from Kenya, who specializes in 400 metres. He is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist. He competed at the 2009 world...  more
  • 25

    Maureen Jelagat Maiyo

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceKapsowar, Kenya

    Maureen Jelagat Maiyo is an athlete....  more