Paul Tanui is the only Kenyan who has never missed a medal at the world events. The holy gentleman won the first medal for Kenya-bronze at the only final race on the opening day of IAAF World Championships in London.
Last year Tanui was the only man to win a medal in 10,000m during Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro winning silver and the same was replicated in London where he remained as the only Kenyan to push eventual winner Mohammed Farah who was competing on his home soil.
His consistency has earned him three bronze medals in the world athletics championships
When Kenyans miss on the podium in the race, Tanui has always been there to save Kenyan shame of missing the title for the last 40 years that was last won by Naftali Temo in 1968.
He managed to cross the finish line in 26:50.60 behind Farah’s 26:49.51 and Ugandan Joshua Kirui Cheptegei who clocked 26:49.94.
Farah became the first athlete to win gold in the championships as the 10,000m was the only final on an opening day.
This was hurting for eventual winners Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor and Bedan Karoki Muchiri.