Wilson Kipketer

1972 - Today

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Wilson Kosgei Kipketer (born 12 December 1972) is a Danish former middle distance runner. He is the second fastest of all time over 800 meters, setting the world record and breaking his own record two more times all in 1997. He dominated the 800 m distance for a decade, remaining undefeated for a three-year period and running 8 of the 17 currently all-time fastest times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilson Kipketer has received more than 164,225 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Wilson Kipketer is the 512th most popular athlete (down from 435th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Kenya (down from 19th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Kenyan Athlete.

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Among athletes, Wilson Kipketer ranks 512 out of 3,055Before him are Teresa Ciepły, Mel Patton, Ernesto Ambrosini, Gunnar Lindström, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Leo Sexton. After him are Olav Sunde, Martina Hellmann, Earle Meadows, Doina Melinte, Zoltán Horváth, and Nick Winter.

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Among people born in 1972, Wilson Kipketer ranks 145Before him are Naftali Bennett, Ebbe Sand, Mohamed Al-Deayea, Viorel Moldovan, Mike Dirnt, and Kiko Loureiro. After him are Jenny Berggren, Kevin MacLeod, Scott Foley, Danny Lloyd, Henrique Capriles, and Saffron Burrows.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Wilson Kipketer ranks 22 out of 121Before him are Richard Leakey (1944), Zena Marshall (1926), Raila Odinga (1945), Edi Gathegi (1979), Eliud Kipchoge (1984), and Naftali Temu (1945). After him are Amos Biwott (1947), Paul Tergat (1969), Charles Asati (1946), Paddy Lowe (1962), Tom Mboya (1930), and Julius Sang (1946).

Among ATHLETES In Kenya

Among athletes born in Kenya, Wilson Kipketer ranks 5Before him are Kipchoge Keino (1940), Ben Jipcho (1943), Eliud Kipchoge (1984), and Naftali Temu (1945). After him are Amos Biwott (1947), Paul Tergat (1969), Charles Asati (1946), Julius Sang (1946), John Ngugi (1962), Catherine Ndereba (1972), and Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (1984).