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Kipchoge Keino Bio

Name: Hezekiah Kipchoge Keino
Date of birth: 17 January, 1940
Place of birth: Kipsamo, Nandi County
Nationality: Kenyan
Sport: Track and field
Disciplines: 800m to 10,000m
Sports leadership positions held: President, National Olympic Committee of Kenya (1999-2017); Member, International Olympic Committee (2000- 2010); Honorary Member (since 2011); Member of the following IOC Commissions: Athletes’ (1982-2000), Olympic Solidarity (1983-2001), Coordination for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2002-2008); Culture and Olympic Education (2009); Chef de Mission, Team Kenya (Commonwealth Games 1994 in Victoria, Canada and Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996).
Honours: Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Egerton University; Honorary Doctorate of Law, Bristol University, United Kingdom; Distinguished Service Medal (DSM); Order of the Burning Spear (OBS); Olympic Order (2011); The Olympic Laurel (2016).
Coaching: Kenyan team at the Olympic Games in Montreal (1976) and Los Angeles (1984); Brisbane Commonwealth Games (1982); All Africa Games in Nairobi (1987); World Championships in Rome (1987).

Kipchoge Keino’s honours

Olympic Games
3,000m Steeplechase: Gold: 8:23.64: 04 Sep, 1972
1,500m: 3:34.91: Gold: 20 Oct, 1968
1,500m: 3:36.81:Silver: 10 Sep, 1972
5,000m: 14.05.16: Silver: 17 Oct, 1968
5,000m: 13.50.4: Fifth Place: 18 Oct, 1964
World Records
3,000m: (7:39.1) August, 1965
5,000m: (13:24.5) September. 1967

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