List of Olympic athletes born in Kenya, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Kenya have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Kenya who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Kenya Olympians were born in Kenya, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. The list you're viewing has a variety of athletes in it, like Samuel Wanjiru and Bernard Lagat.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Kenya?" and "Which Olympians were born in Kenya?"