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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Abel Mutai age 29 Abel Kiprop Mutai 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 Championships and finished ...more

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Alphas Kishoyian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Alphas Kishoyian age 23 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 ...more

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Anderson Mureta Mutegi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Anderson Mureta Mutegi age 30 Anderson Mureta Mutegi is an athlete.

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Anthony Chemut is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Anthony Chemut age 25 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.

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Asbel Kiprop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Asbel Kiprop age 28 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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Bedan Karoki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Bedan Karoki age 27 Bedan Karoki Muchiri is an athlete.

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Boniface Mucheru is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Boniface Mucheru age 25 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.

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Boniface Ontuga Mweresa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Boniface Ontuga Mweresa age 24 Boniface Ontuga Mweresa is a track and field athlete.

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Brimin Kipruto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Brimin Kipruto age 32 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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Cherono Koech is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Cherono Koech age 25 Cherono Koech is an athlete.

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David Rudisha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
David Rudisha age 29 David Lekuta Rudisha is a Kenyan middle distance runner. He is the current Olympic champion and world record holder in the 800 metres. Rudisha was the first person to run under 1:41.00 for the ...more

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Edwin Soi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Edwin Soi age 32 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

The Best Olympic Athletes from Kenya

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Eunice Sum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Eunice Sum age 29 Eunice Sum is a track and field athlete.

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Ezekiel Kemboi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Ezekiel Kemboi age 35 Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi 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 Summer ...more

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Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon age 24 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon is an athlete.

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Hellen Onsando Obiri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Hellen Onsando Obiri age 28 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 ...more

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Isiah Koech is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Isiah Koech age 24 Isiah Kiplangat Koech is an Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in the 5000 metres. At the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Brixen, Italy, Koech won a gold medal over 3000 ...more

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Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Janet Cherobon-Bawcom age 39 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 ...more

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Janeth Jepkosgei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Janeth Jepkosgei age 34 Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei is a Kenyan middle distance runner and former world champion.

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Joy Nakhumicha Sakari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Joy Nakhumicha Sakari age 31 Joy Nakhumicha Sakari is a track and field athlete.

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Joyce Chepkirui is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Joyce Chepkirui age 29 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 ...more

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Julius Yego is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Julius Yego age 29 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 ...more

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Lydia Rotich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Lydia Rotich age 29 Lydia Chebet Rotich is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She finished fifth at the 2009 World Athletics Final. Her personal best time is 9:21.38 ...more

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Mark Mutai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Mark Mutai age 40 Mark Kiprotich Mutai is a runner from Kenya, who specializes in 400 metres. He is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist. He competed at the 2009 world championships in Berlin, Germany, but did not ...more

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Maureen Jelagat Maiyo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Maureen Jelagat Maiyo age 32 Maureen Jelagat Maiyo is an athlete.

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Mercy Wanjiku is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Mercy Wanjiku age 31 Mercy Wanjiku Njoroge is a Kenyan long-distance runner who specialises in the steeplechase. She finished fourth in 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2004 World Junior Championships as well as in ...more

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Milcah Cheywa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Milcah Cheywa age 32 Milcah Chemos Cheywa is a runner from Kenya who specialises in 3000 metres steeplechase. She is African record holder at the distance and is the gold medalist of the 2013 World Championships in ...more

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Moses Ndiema Masai is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Moses Ndiema Masai age 31 Moses Ndiema Masai is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 10,000 metres. Masai is from Bugaa village, four kilometres to Kapsokwony town. Born to John Barasa Masai and Leonida Cherop, he is ...more

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Nixon Chepseba is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Nixon Chepseba age 27 Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres. He was the 2011 Diamond League series winner of that event and has a personal best of 3:29.90 ...more

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Pamela Jelimo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Pamela Jelimo age 28 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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Polat Kemboi Arıkan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Polat Kemboi Arıkan age 27 Polat Kemboi Arıkan is a Turkish long distance runner of Kenyan origin competing in the 3000 m and 5000 m events. The 1.70 m tall athlete at 60 kg is a member of Enkaspor in Istanbul, where he ...more

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Sally Kipyego is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Sally Kipyego age 32 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego is a Kenyan long- and middle-distance runner. She was the silver medallist in the 10,000 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and the silver medalist in ...more

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Silas Kiplagat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Silas Kiplagat age 28 Silas Kiplagat is a Kenyan middle-distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres. He is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion in the event. He has a personal best of 3:27.64 minutes, ...more

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Tarık Langat Akdağ is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Tarık Langat Akdağ age 29 Tarık Langat Akdağ is a Turkish long distance runner of Kenyan origin competing in the 3000 m and 5000 m events. The 176 cm tall athlete at 60 kg is a member of Enkaspor, where he is coached by ...more

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Thomas Longosiwa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Thomas Longosiwa age 36 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa is a runner from Kenya who has competed at the Olympics. He is also the Kenyan 5000 metres champion from 2007. He was selected to represent Kenya at the 2006 World Junior ...more

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Timothy Kitum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Timothy Kitum age 23 Timothy Kitum is a Kenyan middle distance runner. He won a silver medal in the 800 m at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona, finishing second to Nijel Amos, before ...more

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Vincent Kosgei is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Vincent Kosgei age 32 Vincent Kiplangat Kosgei is a Kenyan hurdler. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 400 metres hurdles.

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Vincent Mumo Kiilu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Vincent Mumo Kiilu age 35 Vincent Mumo Kiilu is an athlete.

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Viola Kibiwot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Viola Kibiwot age 34 Viola Jelagat Kibiwot is a runner from Kenya who specialises in the 1500 metres. Kibiwot won her first international medal as a junior runner at the 2000 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, ...more

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Vivian Cheruiyot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot age 34 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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Wilson Kiprop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from Kenya
Wilson Kiprop age 30 Wilson Kiprop is a Kenyan long-distance runner, who specializes in the 10,000 metres and half marathon. He was the world champion at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2010 and was ...more