Kip Keino Biography

Athlete, Track and Field Athlete (1940–)
Kip Keino is a Kenyan distance runner, who won four Olympic medals. Later he served as president of the National Olympic Committee Kenya.


Kip Keino was born January 17, 1940 in Nandi Hills, Kenya. At the 1968 Olympics, he competed in six distance races in eight days. In the 5,000-metre final he earned a silver medal. In the 1,500 meters he won the race by 20 meters. At the 1972 Games, he won a silver medal in the 1,500 meters and a gold medal in the 3,000-metre steeplechase. He was later president of Kenya's Olympic Committee.

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