Jepchirchir, Cherono, Oliech, Kayange among top sports personalities hounoured

Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir and former Chicago and Boston marathon champion Lawrence Cherono were among top athletes that were honoured as heroes and heroines during the Mashujaa day Celebrations held today at the Wang’uru stadium, Kirinyanga County.

The two time world half marathon champion, Jepchirchir also the world half marathon record holder won her first marathon title at the Olympics on her debut.

Cherono, who finished 4th at the Tokyo Games was joined by Paralympians Asiya Mohammed, Nancy Chelangat and Erick Kipsang were also honoured.

Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech, Shujaa player Humphrey Khayange were honoured.

List of the Sportspersons who have been honoured

  1. Peres Jepchirchir (Athletics)
  2. Dennis Oliech – (Harambee)
  3. Lawrence Cherono – (athletics)
  4. Bob Oyugi – (Footbal)
  5. Delilah Asiago – (Athletics (Dubai marathon)
  6. Ricky Solomom –(Football)
  7. Linus Wachoka – (wresting)
  8. Millicent Busolo – (Kenya Netball Federation Secretary General)
  9. Joseph Kiprotich – (veteran athlete)
  10. Abudu Juma – (weightlifter)
  11. Felix Kipkoech – (athlete- Geneva Berlin half marathon in 2021
  12. Peter Kalae – (President of Kenya Sports for the deaf)
  13. Dickson Manyange – (deaf handball player)
  14. Isaac Makokha – Kenya’s Topmost Deaf-and-dumb golfer
  15. Moses Mathenge – boxer
  16. Sudhir Solank – former Kenya cricketer
  17. Jennifer Kamande – coach Para swimming 
  18. Erick Kiptoo – Paralympian
  19. David Korir – guide to Erick Kiptoo
  20. Wesley Sang – Paralympian
  21. Nancy Chelangat – Paralympian 
  22. Geoffrey Kiplangat – guide to Nancy Chelangat
  23. Asiya Mohammed – 1st Kenyan female rower
  24. Rose Tata – athlete
  25. Stephen Kamande – marathoner
  26. Richard Juma – former Olympian
  27. Ruth Chepngetich – Reigning World Half marathon champion
  28. Humphrey Khayange –Former Simba’s captain
  29. Winnie Adoyo – Sports Sign Language Interpreter
  30. Duncan Kuria – boxer
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