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Kipchoge Keino

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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 315,928 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Kipchoge Keino is the 188th most popular athlete (down from 116th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Kenya (down from 10th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Kenyan Athlete.

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Among athletes, Kipchoge Keino ranks 188 out of 3,059Before him are Evangelos Damaskos, Egil Danielsen, Reggie Walker, William Porter, Lauri Virtanen, and Elias Katz. After him are Birgit Fischer, Nina Ponomaryova, Harry Hillman, Alfred Tysoe, Silvio Cator, and Ron Clarke.

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Among people born in 1940, Kipchoge Keino ranks 246Before him are Ali Nasir Muhammad, Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla, Stan Mikita, James Herbert Brennan, Lainie Kazan, and Vincenzo Cerami. After him are Larry Hankin, Bruce Beresford, Hiroshi Katayama, Jesús López Cobos, Marcelino Martínez, and Veikko Kankkonen.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Kipchoge Keino ranks 15 out of 140Before him are Daniel arap Moi (1924), Deep Roy (1949), Mwai Kibaki (1931), Eliud Kipchoge (1984), Uhuru Kenyatta (1961), and Philippa Gregory (1954). After him are Benjamin Kogo (1944), Zena Marshall (1926), Chris Froome (1985), Edi Gathegi (1979), Raila Odinga (1945), and Amos Biwott (1947).

Among ATHLETES In Kenya

Among athletes born in Kenya, Kipchoge Keino ranks 2Before him are Eliud Kipchoge (1984). After him are Benjamin Kogo (1944), Amos Biwott (1947), 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).