Kipchoge Keino

1940 - Today

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Kipchoge Hezekiah Keino (born 17 January 1940) is a retired Kenyan track and field athlete. He was the chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee (KOC) until 29 September 2017. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Keino was among the first in a long line of successful middle and long distance runners to come from the country and has helped and inspired many of his fellow countrymen and women to become the athletics force that they are today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kipchoge Keino has received more than 247,059 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Kipchoge Keino is the 116th most popular athlete (up from 163rd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Kenya (up from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Kenyan Athlete.

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Among athletes, Kipchoge Keino ranks 116 out of 3,055Before him are György Kárpáti, Volmari Iso-Hollo, Karin Balzer, Joseph Guillemot, Vladimir Kuts, and Vsevolod Bobrov. After him are Gyula Kellner, Saïd Aouita, Nils von Kantzow, Marlene Ahrens, Viorica Viscopoleanu, and Miruts Yifter.

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Among people born in 1940, Kipchoge Keino ranks 205Before him are Wim Ruska, Ken Jenkins, Lill Lindfors, Just Jaeckin, Viktor Savinykh, and Peter Atkins. After him are Silva Batuta, Dan Hedaya, Valie Export, Marie-José Nat, Jan Eliasson, and Lainie Kazan.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Kipchoge Keino ranks 10 out of 121Before him are Jomo Kenyatta (1893), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Louis Leakey (1903), Roger Whittaker (1936), Mwai Kibaki (1931), and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938). After him are Deep Roy (1949), Ben Jipcho (1943), Philippa Gregory (1954), Chris Froome (1985), Uhuru Kenyatta (1961), and Richard Leakey (1944).

Among ATHLETES In Kenya

Among athletes born in Kenya, Kipchoge Keino ranks 1After him are Ben Jipcho (1943), Eliud Kipchoge (1984), Naftali Temu (1945), Wilson Kipketer (1972), Amos Biwott (1947), Paul Tergat (1969), Charles Asati (1946), Julius Sang (1946), John Ngugi (1962), Catherine Ndereba (1972), and Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (1984).