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Kenya has won global recognition for the outstanding success of its athletes

Since the 1960s Kenya has produced more record holders and olympic medallists in long and middle distance track events than any other country.

The first olympic gold medals for Kenya came at the1968 Games in Mexico through Naftali Temu (10,000 metres) and Kipchoge Keino(1,500 metres and 5,000 metres). Since then Kenyan athleteshave continued to demonstrate the outstanding talent that has captivated the world and established their dominance in these events.

It is remarkable that in 2008 the 18-year-old Kenyan middle distance runnerPamela Jelimo became the first sole winner of the Golden League Jackpot. Against fierce competition she achieved remarkable wins in the 800 metres event in a series of six meets , landing her the biggest prize in athletics, a jackpot of one million dollars .

This was really a good start for Kenya's young ladies . We congratulate Pamela Jelimo for openning way for other ladiesto do such an amazing thing. All we have to do is to conratulate our athletes and encourage them.

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Kenya Kenyan Kipchoge Keino( Mexico Naftali

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