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Samuel Wanjiru

1986 - 2011

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Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (10 November 1986 – 15 May 2011) was a Kenyan long-distance runner who won the 2008 Beijing Olympics Marathon in an Olympic record time of 2:06:32; becoming the first Kenyan to win the Olympic gold in the marathon. He became the youngest gold medallist in the marathon since 1932. He set the current (as of 2020) 10,000m World Junior Record in 2005 and set the half marathon world record 3 times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Wanjiru has received more than 212,846 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Samuel Wanjiru is the 1,254th most popular athlete (down from 933rd in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Kenya and the 20th most popular Kenyan Athlete.

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Among ATHLETES

Among athletes, Samuel Wanjiru ranks 1,254 out of 3,055Before him are Louis Baillon, Bob Tisdall, Yelena Yelesina, Galina Malchugina, Nino Salukvadze, and Liliya Nurutdinova. After him are Paul Kipkoech, John Landy, Nicu Vlad, Abel Antón, Willie Banks, and Georg Hackl.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1986, Samuel Wanjiru ranks 312Before him are Barbora Strýcová, Robert Gesink, Demetrious Johnson, Kateryna Bondarenko, Huma Qureshi, and Alexis Vastine. After him are Leonardo Ulloa, Miguel Torres Gómez, Jala Brat, Dan Martin, Charlotte Flair, and Evgeni Malkin. Among people deceased in 2011, Samuel Wanjiru ranks 401Before him are Stefan Liv, Bill Clements, Xavier Tondo, Shahbaz Bhatti, Len Lesser, and Dan Wheldon. After him are Kārlis Skrastiņš, Gary Winick, Mălina Olinescu, Jani Lane, Anwar al-Awlaki, and Vittorio Arrigoni.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Samuel Wanjiru ranks 43 out of 121Before him are Moses Kiptanui (1970), Douglas Wakiihuri (1963), Gurinder Chadha (1960), David Rudisha (1988), Victor Wanyama (1991), and William Tanui (1964). After him are Paul Kipkoech (1963), Julius Korir (1960), Saif Saaeed Shaheen (1982), Bernard Lagat (1974), Yobes Ondieki (1961), and Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (1982).

Among ATHLETES In Kenya

Among athletes born in Kenya, Samuel Wanjiru ranks 20Before him are Noah Ngeny (1978), Daniel Komen (1976), Moses Kiptanui (1970), Douglas Wakiihuri (1963), David Rudisha (1988), and William Tanui (1964). After him are Paul Kipkoech (1963), Julius Korir (1960), Saif Saaeed Shaheen (1982), Bernard Lagat (1974), Yobes Ondieki (1961), and Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (1982).