Top 20 Runner celebrities in Kenya
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Runner celebrities [Updated May 26, 2022].
Paul Tergat was born
on June 17, 1969
He was a two-time silver-medal winner in the 10,000 m.
Felix Kibore was born
on February 18, 1988
He finished his 2008 Olympic race in 22nd place, having run 10,000 meters in 28 minutes and 11.92 seconds.
Sammy Wanjiru was born
on November 10, 1986
in Nyahururu, Kenya.
His death was caused from a fall off of his balcony during a heated argument.
David Rudisha was born
on December 17, 1988
in Kilgoris, Kenya.
He won gold in the 800 meter race at the 2006 World Junior Championships.
Linet Masai was born
on December 5, 1989
She set a world junior record in the 10,000 meters at the 2008 Olympics.
Emily Chebet was born
on February 18, 1986
She took bronze in the 2006 African Championships in the 10,000 meter race.
Edward Cheserek was born
on February 2, 1994
He was named the Gatorade 2012-2013 National Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Samuel Wanjiru was born
on November 10, 1986
His time of 2:05:41 at the Chicago Marathon was the fastest marathon time in United States history.
Bernard Lagat was born
on December 12, 1974
in Kapsabet, Kenya.
At the 2007 World Championships, he became the first person ever to be crowned world champion in the 1,500 meter and 5,000 meter at the same World Outdoor Championships.
Rita Jeptoo was born
on February 15, 1981
She briefly retired from running in 2008 to have a child but returned in full force in 2011.
Sylvia Kibet was born
on March 28, 1984
She won bronze at the 2007 All-Africa Games in the 5,000 meter race.
Yusuf Saad Kamel was born
on March 29, 1983
He raced for Kenya before deciding to compete internationally for Bahrain.
Abel Kirui was born
on June 4, 1982
He won the 2008 Vienna Marathon.
Catherine Ndereba was born
on July 21, 1972
In 2000 she won both the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon, and in 2005 became the first woman to win the Boston Marathon four times.
Eliud Kipchoge was born
on November 5, 1984
He set the Guinness Book of World Records-approved record time of the fastest marathon distance for men when he timed in at under 2 hours on a specially designed course for the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in October 2019. He won four London Marathons between 2015-2019.
Ezekiel Kemboi was born
on May 25, 1982
He placed first in the 3,000 meters at the 2011 World Championships.
Moses Mosop was born
on July 7, 1985
He beat the Boston Marathon record by almost three minutes in 2011 with a time of 2:03:06.
Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot was born
on September 26, 1978
He suffered a brain contusion when he collapsed on the concrete immediately following his victory at the 2006 Chicago Marathon.
Erick Wainaina was born
on December 19, 1973
He won the Nagano Marathon in 2000 and 2003.
Simon Biwott was born
on March 3, 1970
He won the Berlin and Milan marathons in 2000.