Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Famous Kenyan Athletes

World Famous Athletes from Kenya

Nandi District is not any other place as you may think, but a place that has made Kenya ranked THIRD WORLD BEST in Athletics. This region has produced World's best athletes. I have lived in Nandi district for the past 22 years and believe me, "This people run”. At early age in school, we used to have what was called "Cross-Country". This was a morning jog before classes begun, "It was like running a Marathon on a full stomach". I never understood what running had to do with my academic life but all that came to pass. All boys and girls ran the same race. If you ever finished top ten from behind, you were in for 10 strokes of cane on your gluteal or your hamstrings. I can't state whether I finished 1st or top 10 but all in all I managed to make it back to school through unnoticed paths and trails. The list below is for some famous Kenyan athletes. The names beginning with "Kip" are probably my school mates. 
Order of Personal Profile:
(A) Rank  
(B)  Name 
(C) Year of Birth 
(D) Team  
(E) Nationality  
(F)  Birthplace
(G) Gender
 
  1. Aasif Karim

    http://www.aristocratskenya.com/images/karimwave.jpg
    1963
    Kenya
    Male
  2. Abraham Chebii

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39246000/jpg/_39246858_chebii_gi245x300.jpg 
    1979
    Kenya
    Male
  3. Alfred Luseno

    http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Alfred+Luseno+Canada+v+Kenya+ICC+World+Cricket+zrLifqVNtJ4l.jpg 
    1981
    Kenya
    Kakamega
    Male
  4. Alfred Yego

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44089000/jpg/_44089550_yego_getty416.jpg 
    1986
    Kenya
    Male
  5. Alice Chelangat

     http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Alice_Chelangat_at_the_2007_Boston_Marathon.jpg/220px-Alice_Chelangat_at_the_2007_Boston_Marathon.jpg
    1976
    Kenya
    Female
  6. Alpesh Vadher

    http://answers.bettor.com/images/Articles/thumbs/extralarge/Alpesh-Vadher-appointed-as-Cricket-Kenya-selection-committees-chairman-77501.jpg 
    1974
    Kenya
    Male
  7. Anthony Suji

    http://images.cricket365.com/10/04/218x298/Anthony-Suji-Kenya-profiles_2442121.jpg 
    1976
    Kenya
    Nairobi
    Male
  8. Asbel Kiprop

    http://www.iaaf.org/mm/photo/competitions/worldchampionships/40416_w400xh600.jpg 
    1989
    Kenya
    Eldoret
    Male
  9. Augustine Choge

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/Augustine_Choge_Kiprono.jpg/200px-Augustine_Choge_Kiprono.jpg 
    1987
    Kenya
    Kapsabet
    Male
  10. Belal Mansoor Ali

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/WAF_2007_1500m_Belal_Mansoor_Ali.jpg 
    1988
    Bahrain, Kenya
    Kenya
    Male
  11. Ben Jipcho

    http://retrosport.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ben-jipcho.jpg 
    1943
    Kenya
    Male
  12. Benjamin Kogo


    1946
    Kenya
    Male
  13. Bernard Barmasai

    http://www.iaaf.org/mm/photo/competitions/other/23561_w400xh600.jpg 
    1974
    Kenya
    Male
  14. Billy Konchellah

    http://www.ericr.nl/m800/wc97race.jpg 
    1961
    Kenya
    Male
  15. Boniface Merande

    http://www.trueknowledge.com/images/thumbs/90/90/53a34bb99e4cab4b859f8c18d0d9dd9e 
    1962
    Kenya
    KISII KENYA
    Male  
  16. Brijal Patel

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39998000/jpg/_39998716_patel203.jpg 
    1977
    Kenya
    Male
  17. Brimin Kipruto

    Brimin Kipruto Brimin Kipruto of Kenya celebrates winning the Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China.
    1985
    Kenya
    Male
  18. Catherine Ndereba

    http://www.passionandpower.org/images/Athletes/Ndereba_Catherine-Athen04.jpg 
    1972
    Kenya
    Female
  19. Charles Asati (Winner of gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics.) 
    1946
    Kenya
    Male

  20. Charles Gitonga

     
    1971
    Kenya
    Male
  21. Charles Kamathi

    http://wiki-images.enotes.com/thumb/b/b8/Charles_Kamathi_2008.jpg/180px-Charles_Kamathi_2008.jpg 
    1978
    Kenya
    Nyeri
    Male
  22. Collins Obuya

    Collins Obuya Collins Obuya of Kenya during a portrait session ahead of the 2011 ICC World Cup on February 16, 2011 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    1981
    Kenya
    Nairobi
    Male
  23. Curtis Osano

    http://www.theshots.co.uk/uploads/images/large/z-Aldershot6373Squad1.jpg 
    1987
    England, Kenya
    Nakuru
    Male
  24. Daham Najim Bashir

    http://www.all-athletics.com/files/imagecache/photos_big/photos/080722_stockholm_0233.JPG 
    1979
    Kenya, Qatar
    Male
  25. Daniel Rudisha (born August 11, 1945) is a retired Kenyan athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

    He competed for Kenya in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City in the 4 x 400 meter relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Munyoro Nyamau, Naftali Bon and Charles Asati.
    Kenya









     For eight years Rudisha was Kenya's best 400m runner and he won an Olympic Silver medal in the relays in Mexico 1968 and was an African Champion. The Rudisha name is currently well know as his Son, David, won one of the Golden League meets and won the 2007 World Junior 800m Championships. 

    David Rudisha
    Following in his father’s footsteps
    David Lekuta Rudisha (born 17 December 1988) is a Kenyan middle distance runner and world record holder in the 800 metres with a time of 1:41.01. Rudisha holds four of the ten fastest times for this event.
    “At the start I felt very comfortable and then when we went through the bell, I thought to myself, ‘my body is still strong, I am not feeling troubled by this pace.’ It was going into the last lap that I started to get confident that I can win the race even though there were many other good runners in the field,” said the articulate Rudisha, reflecting on the race.
    “My confidence started growing with 200 metres to go. I started getting myself into a good position and then it was very fast over the last 150 metres.”
    His winning time of 1:47.40 was well short of the Championship record of 1:44.77 held by fellow Kenyan Benson Koech since 1992, reflecting the fact that the first lap was completed in steady 54.34 while the eight contestants jockeyed for position, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that the race was an enthralling spectacle over the second 400m.
    “Now it is time for me to start showing I can run fast,” added Rudisha, well aware that he may now have a gold medal around his neck but many people will be wondering what his true potential is in a fast race.
    Usain Bolt praises David Rudisha as he prepares to resume training - IAAF Online Diaries
    Before resuming training Usain Bolt reflects on his season as well as that of other athletes including World record breaker David Rudisha...“From the start of the year I stated that with no major Championships I was going to take it easier but unfortunately injuries caused me more disruption than planned. I had to miss the Diamond League meetings in Zurich and Brussels but have been watching my friends doing well.  “I also watched David Rudisha burn up the track at 800m and set a few new world records.  A lot of people say we are similar in the way we run – both tall and powerful.      

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01964/david-rudisha_1964325c.jpghttp://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01708/david-rudisha_1708251c.jpghttp://amateursport.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/david-rudisha-and-blanka-vlasic-2010-11-23.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Tkz2XMrGjZQ/THJd97kPXII/AAAAAAAAGYs/hnwj2W6ILXc/s1600/david+rudisha+WR.jpg
    http://www.iaaf.org/mm/photo/competitions/competition/05/80/82/58082_full-lnd.jpghttp://www.bcnn5.com/PIXDavid%20Rudisha.jpg

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