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Kipchoge

Keino

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Kipchoge Keino

When a youthful and little known 28-year-old Kipchoge Keino took to his starting position at Estadio Olimpico Universitario in Mexico City in 1968 Olympics ready to go against the shoo-in Jim Ryun

the world was not ready for the rivalry that would pit these two mavens for almost half a decade. The un-coached Keino emerged victorious setting a time-record and also winning by the largest margin in the history of the event. He would go on to become the first in a number of prestigious Kenyan winners and first African record holder of both the 3,000m and 5,000m.

Accolades won

1500M Brazaville All Africa Games 1965

Gold

1

5000M Brazaville All Africa Games 1965

Gold

1

1 Mile Kingston Commonwealth Games 1966

Gold

1

3 Miles Kingston Commonwealth Games 1966

Gold

1

1500M Mexico City Olympics 1968

Gold

1

5000M Mexico City Olympics 1968

Silver

2

1500M Edinburg Commonwealth Games 1970

Gold

1

5000M Edinburg Commonwealth Games 1970

Bronze

3

1500 Munich Olympics 1872

Silver

2

3000M Steeplechase Munic Olympics 1972

Gold

1

1500M Lagos All Africa Games 1973

Silver

2