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Amos Biwott

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Amos Biwott (born 8 September 1947) is a former Kenyan long-distance runner, winner of the 3000 m steeplechase at the 1968 Summer Olympics.Biwott was the first of a long line of Kenyan runners who starred in the 3000 m steeplechase since Biwott's surprising win at the 1968 Olympics; he pioneered the black Africa's dominance at the long-distance running. Biwott had only three steeplechase races before the Olympics, and his technique was unorthodox. Instead of placing one foot on the barrier and springing off, he cleared the obstacle in one leap, and in this way reduced the clearance time by half. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amos Biwott has received more than 19,432 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Amos Biwott is the 681st most popular athlete (down from 662nd in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Kenya (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Kenyan Athlete.

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Among athletes, Amos Biwott ranks 681 out of 3,059Before him are Frederick Schule, Erich Borchmeyer, Guinn Smith, Fernando Altimani, Karl Warner, and Antero Kivi. After him are Mahmoud Namjoo, Mel Patton, Barbara Sobotta, Marlene Ahrens, Karl-Friedrich Haas, and Siiri Rantanen.

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Among people born in 1947, Amos Biwott ranks 505Before him are Richard J. Evans, Camille Keaton, Takeshi Urata, Jane Curtin, Liz Torres, and Mazie Hirono. After him are Michèle Pierre-Louis, Gregory Chaitin, Tomas Pettersson, Glynn Turman, Sef Vergoossen, and Arlo Guthrie.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Amos Biwott ranks 21 out of 140Before him are Kipchoge Keino (1940), Benjamin Kogo (1944), Zena Marshall (1926), Chris Froome (1985), Edi Gathegi (1979), and Raila Odinga (1945). After him are Naftali Temu (1945), Paul Tergat (1969), Wilson Kipketer (1972), Julius Sang (1946), John Njue (1944), and Munyoro Nyamau (1942).

Among ATHLETES In Kenya

Among athletes born in Kenya, Amos Biwott ranks 4Before him are Eliud Kipchoge (1984), Kipchoge Keino (1940), and Benjamin Kogo (1944). After him are Naftali Temu (1945), Paul Tergat (1969), Wilson Kipketer (1972), Julius Sang (1946), Munyoro Nyamau (1942), Charles Asati (1946), Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (1984), and Ben Jipcho (1943).