Douglas Wakiihuri

1963 - Today

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Douglas Wakiihuri (born September 26, 1963 in Mombasa) is a former Kenyan long-distance runner, who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics in Rome. No other male Kenyan runner had ever won the marathon at World Championships or Olympic Games until 2007, when Luke Kibet became a world champion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Wakiihuri has received more than 24,991 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Douglas Wakiihuri is the 1,202nd most popular athlete (down from 897th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Kenya and the 17th most popular Kenyan Athlete.

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Among athletes, Douglas Wakiihuri ranks 1,202 out of 3,055Before him are Willie Applegarth, Anita Włodarczyk, Gabriella Dorio, Andrea Henkel, Natalya Shikolenko, and Michael Greis. After him are Igor Astapkovich, Shaun White, Manuela Machado, Ernesto Canto, Hoàng Xuân Vinh, and Sandra Perković.

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Among people born in 1963, Douglas Wakiihuri ranks 563Before him are Igor Zhelezovski, Ken Flach, Jörg Woithe, Ricardo Peláez, Audrey Niffenegger, and John Michael Higgins. After him are Igor Astapkovich, Manuela Machado, Paulinho McLaren, Bettina Bunge, Shawn Lane, and Wojciech Smarzowski.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Douglas Wakiihuri ranks 38 out of 121Before him are Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (1984), McDonald Mariga (1987), Julius Kariuki (1961), Noah Ngeny (1978), Daniel Komen (1976), and Moses Kiptanui (1970). After him are Gurinder Chadha (1960), David Rudisha (1988), Victor Wanyama (1991), William Tanui (1964), Samuel Wanjiru (1986), and Paul Kipkoech (1963).

Among ATHLETES In Kenya

Among athletes born in Kenya, Douglas Wakiihuri ranks 17Before him are Catherine Ndereba (1972), Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (1984), Julius Kariuki (1961), Noah Ngeny (1978), Daniel Komen (1976), and Moses Kiptanui (1970). After him are David Rudisha (1988), William Tanui (1964), Samuel Wanjiru (1986), Paul Kipkoech (1963), Julius Korir (1960), and Saif Saaeed Shaheen (1982).