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Keino v.Ryun.1500m.1968 Olympic Games,Mexico City
Keino v.Ryun.1500m.1968 Olympic Games,Mexico City
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: AthletixStuffChannel
Kipchoge Keino Wins 1,500m Gold By Historic Margin - Mexico 1968 Olympics
Kipchoge Keino Wins 1,500m Gold By Historic Margin - Mexico 1968 Olympics
Published: 2013/02/16
Channel: Olympic
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 1
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 1
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: tommytempo1
Kip Keino - Olympic Laurel 2016
Kip Keino - Olympic Laurel 2016
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: IOC Media
Kip Keino:One Mile,1966 Commonwealth Games,Kingston,Jamaica
Kip Keino:One Mile,1966 Commonwealth Games,Kingston,Jamaica
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: AthletixStuffChannel
Inspiring story of athlete |- KIPCHOGE KEINO | mexico 1968 | 1000m,5000m,1500m
Inspiring story of athlete |- KIPCHOGE KEINO | mexico 1968 | 1000m,5000m,1500m
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Forever Olympians
Faces Of Africa-Kipchoge Keino: Legendary Runner
Faces Of Africa-Kipchoge Keino: Legendary Runner
Published: 2013/12/31
Channel: CGTN Africa
Kip Keino - 3,000m Steeplechase, Olympic Games, Munich 1972
Kip Keino - 3,000m Steeplechase, Olympic Games, Munich 1972
Published: 2012/04/19
Channel: tommytempo1
Capital Talk Kipchoge Keino Part 1
Capital Talk Kipchoge Keino Part 1
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: K24TV
Kip Keino receives first Olympic Laurel distinction
Kip Keino receives first Olympic Laurel distinction
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Olympic
CS Wario ‘breaks into’ Kip Keino Stadium for inspection
CS Wario ‘breaks into’ Kip Keino Stadium for inspection
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: NTV Kenya
Jim Ryun(WR)vs.Kip Keino,1500m.LA. 1967
Jim Ryun(WR)vs.Kip Keino,1500m.LA. 1967
Published: 2013/02/04
Channel: AthletixStuffChannel
1968 Olympic 1500m Final
1968 Olympic 1500m Final
Published: 2006/12/04
Channel: drewryun
Jim Ryun vs Kip Keino, London 1967
Jim Ryun vs Kip Keino, London 1967
Published: 2006/09/02
Channel: milerman
Rio 2016 olympics: Legendary olympian Kipchoge Keino feted
Rio 2016 olympics: Legendary olympian Kipchoge Keino feted
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: NTV Kenya
Kenya
Kenya's First Olympic Gold Medalist Kipchoge Keino-Kenya@50
Published: 2013/10/04
Channel: KBC Channel 1
Kipchoge Keino stadium ready for use
Kipchoge Keino stadium ready for use
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: KTN News Kenya
Keino Does It Again (1966)
Keino Does It Again (1966)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
One on One Interview with Kipchoge Keino
One on One Interview with Kipchoge Keino
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: K24TV
CAN836 KIP KEINO WINS MILE AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES
CAN836 KIP KEINO WINS MILE AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Published: 2015/07/30
Channel: AP Archive
CAF officials inspect Kipchoge Keino stadium in Eldoret ahead of CHAN 2018
CAF officials inspect Kipchoge Keino stadium in Eldoret ahead of CHAN 2018
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: NTV Kenya
Road to Rio: NOCK & AK officials inspect Kipchoge Keino Stadium
Road to Rio: NOCK & AK officials inspect Kipchoge Keino Stadium
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: NTV Kenya
Government assures that Kip Keino stadium will be ready for Chan
Government assures that Kip Keino stadium will be ready for Chan
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: NTV Kenya
Sports Kenya inspects Kipchoge Keino
Sports Kenya inspects Kipchoge Keino
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: KTN News Kenya
The 6th AK track and field meeting held at Kipchoge Keino stadium
The 6th AK track and field meeting held at Kipchoge Keino stadium
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: K24TV
Money & Power: Kipchoge Keino
Money & Power: Kipchoge Keino
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: KTN News Kenya
Kipchoge Keino Stadium: Over Kshs. 300m to be used in phase II of the uplift
Kipchoge Keino Stadium: Over Kshs. 300m to be used in phase II of the uplift
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: NTV Kenya
NOCK Chairman  Kipchoge Keino grilled for 5 hours by detectives
NOCK Chairman Kipchoge Keino grilled for 5 hours by detectives
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Kenya CitizenTV
Capital Talk Kipchoge Keino Part 2
Capital Talk Kipchoge Keino Part 2
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: K24TV
Track champions converge at the Kipchoge Keino stadium for the last Athletics Kenya meeting
Track champions converge at the Kipchoge Keino stadium for the last Athletics Kenya meeting
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: KTN News Kenya
Kipchoge Keino
Kipchoge Keino's daughter gives inspiration talks at a management workshop in Kisumu
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: DailyNation
KIPCHOGE KEINO SITE HANDING
KIPCHOGE KEINO SITE HANDING
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: KassInternational
NOCK Chairman Kipchoge Keino says uniforms arrived late
NOCK Chairman Kipchoge Keino says uniforms arrived late
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: NTV Kenya
Kipchoge Keino trails the rest in preps for tournament
Kipchoge Keino trails the rest in preps for tournament
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: NTV Kenya
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 2
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 2
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: tommytempo1
kipchoge keino
kipchoge keino
Published: 2009/01/29
Channel: yaaan-
NOCK chairman Kipchoge Keino questioned by DCI
NOCK chairman Kipchoge Keino questioned by DCI
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: NTV Kenya
Kip Keino - Rio 2016
Kip Keino - Rio 2016
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: VarietyMovie
Olympics trials organising committee inspects Kipchoge Keino Stadium
Olympics trials organising committee inspects Kipchoge Keino Stadium
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: K24TV
AERIAL VIEW OF OLYMPICS TRIAL AT KIPCHOGE STADIUM
AERIAL VIEW OF OLYMPICS TRIAL AT KIPCHOGE STADIUM
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: County Government of Uasin Gishu
Capital Talk Kipchoge Keino Part 3
Capital Talk Kipchoge Keino Part 3
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: K24TV
MANUYA-THE LEGEND KIPCHOGE KEINO.avi
MANUYA-THE LEGEND KIPCHOGE KEINO.avi
Published: 2012/07/04
Channel: Kevin Manuya
KIP KEINO STADIUM READY FOR TRIALS
KIP KEINO STADIUM READY FOR TRIALS
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: KassInternational
News Makers - Kipchoge Keino
News Makers - Kipchoge Keino
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: Kenya CitizenTV
NOCK presidency: Tergat to challenge the incumbent President Kipchoge Keino
NOCK presidency: Tergat to challenge the incumbent President Kipchoge Keino
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: NTV Kenya
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 4
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 4
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: tommytempo1
Cherono, Kiprop And Mutai Shine At Kipchoge Keino Stadium
Cherono, Kiprop And Mutai Shine At Kipchoge Keino Stadium
Published: 2015/05/22
Channel: K24TV
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 3
Jim Ryun and Kip Keino Documentary - Part 3
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: tommytempo1
Sports Kenya partnered with Uasin Gishu county government to give Kipchoge Keino stadium a facelift
Sports Kenya partnered with Uasin Gishu county government to give Kipchoge Keino stadium a facelift
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: KTN News Kenya
Kipchoge Keino - 2007
Kipchoge Keino - 2007
Published: 2013/02/27
Channel: Nilsondm
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Kip Keino
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Keino in 2014
Personal information
Full name Kipchoge Hezekieh Keino[1]
Born (1940-01-17) 17 January 1940 (age 77)[2]
Kipsamo, Nandi, Rift Valley, Kenya[1]
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)[1]
Spouse(s) Phyllis Keino
Updated on 10 June 2015.

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 29th 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. In 2012, he was of one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall Of Fame.[3]

Early life[edit]

Keino was born in Kipsamo, Nandi District, Kenya. His name, Kipchoge, is a Nandi language expression for "born near the grain storage shed".[4] His parents died when he was a youngster and he was raised by an aunt. After finishing school, he joined the Kenya Police.[5] Before taking up athletics, he played rugby.[6]

Athletic career[edit]

He began his international career at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia where he came eleventh in the three miles. At the 1964 Summer Olympics he finished fifth in 5000 m and just missed qualification for the 1500 m final.

On 27 August 1965, Keino lowered the 3000 m world record by over 6 seconds to 7:39.6 in his first attempt at the distance. He won two gold medals (1500 and 5000 metres) at the inaugural All-Africa Games. Later in that year, he broke the 5000 m world record held by Ron Clarke, clocking 13:24.2. At the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, he won both the mile run and three mile run. In the next Commonwealth Games, Keino won the 1500 metres and was third in the 5000 metres.

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he won the 1500 metres gold medal (defeating American favourite and world record holder Jim Ryun by 20 metres, the largest winning margin in the history of the event)[7] and 5000 m silver medal. Four years later, he won the 3000 metres steeplechase gold and 1500 metres silver at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He retired in 1973.[5] He is on the cover of the October 1968 issue of Track and Field News, the first issue following the Olympics.[8] He shared the cover of the September 1969 issue with Naftali Bon.[9]

After athletics[edit]

With his wife, Phyllis Keino, he has dedicated significant efforts to humanitarian work in Eldoret, Kenya. They have established the Lewa Children's Home for orphans, the KipKeino Primary School in 1999, and the Kip Keino Secondary School in 2009.[10]

For his work with orphans, he shared Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsmen and Sportswomen of the Year" award in 1987 with seven others, characterized as "Athletes Who Care". In 1996, he was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret is named after him.[5]

In 2007, he was made an honorary Doctor of Law by the University of Bristol.[11] Earlier, Egerton University in Nakuru had awarded him an honorary degree. In July 2012, he received further recognition from the City of Bristol after the Kenyan Olympic Committee, under his presidency, made Bristol the training base for its athletes in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. The Bristol City Council awarded him freedom of the city, making him the first to receive this honour from Bristol since Sir Winston Churchill[5]

On 5 August 2016, at the Olympic opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Keino was awarded the first Olympic Laurel, for outstanding service to the Olympic movement.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Keino resides on a farm in Western Kenya where he controls and runs a charitable organization for orphans. He is married to Phyllis Keino. A son, Martin, was a two-time NCAA champion and highly successful pace-setter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kip Keino". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kipchoge Keino". iaaf.org. International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Hall Of Fame". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Focus on Africa : Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)". iaaf.org. International Association of Athletics Federations. 9 March 2006. 
  5. ^ a b c d Legendary runner with a heart of gold, Daily Nation, 27 August 2007.
  6. ^ "Kip roots for 'Olympic Sevens'", Daily Nation, 23 April 2009.
  7. ^ Kipchoge Keino, CNN.com, 23 June 2004.
  8. ^ "1969 Covers (18-issue year)". TrackandFieldNews.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "1968 Covers (17-issue year)". TrackandFieldNews.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  10. ^ The Herald, 5 Apr 2014
  11. ^ "Honorary degrees awarded today". University of Bristol. 17 July 2007. 
  12. ^ "The Latest: Keino gives heartfelt speech after Olympic award". Lincoln Journal Star. Associated Press. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
East Germany Siegfried Herrmann
Men's 3000 m World Record Holder
27 August 1965 – 14 September 1972
Succeeded by
Belgium Emiel Puttemans
Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Bob Schul
Men's 5000 m Best Year Performance
1965
Succeeded by
Australia Ron Clarke

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