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5 Kenyan Athletes Who Currently Hold World Records

1. Agnes Tirop

The current 10KM (Women's only) world record is held by the late Agnes Tirop. In Herzogenaurach, Germany, two years ago, Tirop broke the world record.

Sheila Chepkirui, a fellow countrywoman, was part of the leading group when she took out on her own, and she eventually crossed the finish line in 30:01 minutes. Tirop beat the previous world mark, held by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui in 2002, by 28 seconds.

One month after breaking the record, the former senior world cross country champion passed away in unknown circumstances. In her honor, a nonprofit that raises awareness about domestic violence has been created.

2. David Rudisha

The 800 meter world record is now held by David Lekuta Rudisha. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games held in England, United Kingdom, the Saint Francis Kimuron Secondary School alumnus set a new world mark for the 800 meters by putting on one of the finest performances in 800m history.

He broke the previous world record, which he had achieved at the 2012 ISTAF World Challenge in Berlin, with a time of 1:40.91 minutes as he crossed the finish line.

Rudisha has won two gold medals at the Olympics and is a two-time world champion. The athlete, who was born in Kilgoris, was unable to reach his full potential. He left his job early for private reasons.

3. Eliud Kipchoge

The name Eliud Kipchoge is well-known all across the world. He is without a doubt the best athlete to ever live.

The former milk salesman has excelled in nearly every aspect of his field. When he crossed the finish line in 2:01:39, he broke the world record set by Kenya's Dennis Kimetto at the 2018 BMW Berlin marathon.

When Kipchoge completed the 42.2Km course at the Ineos159 Challenge in Vienna, Austria, in 1:59:40.2 in 2019, he set a new record for a person.

4. Beatrice Chepkoech

At the 2018 Herculis Meet in Monaco, France, Beatrice Chepkoech Sitonik set a new world record for the 3000m steeplechase by running 8:44.32 minutes, one of the most stunning performances in Diamond League history. She did this to become the first female competitor in the event to breach the 8:45 and 8:50 marks.

5. Brigid Kosgei

Although Kenya has produced several female athletes, Brigid Kosgei is arguably the best. The athlete from Iten currently holds the women's record.

At the Bank of America Chicago marathon in 2018, Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old world record by crossing the finish line in 2:14:04.

Kosgei has placed first in nearly all of the major marathon competitions, including the London and Tokyo marathons.

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Asmae Leghzaoui Herzogenaurach Moroccan Sheila Chepkirui Tirop

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