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For us Kenyans, we have lost a hero, i told Agnes Tirop that in 2022, Agnes Tirop was to go and defend my titles and represent our country.

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Hellen Obiri

Hellen Obiri

Hellen Onsando Obiri (born 13 December 1989) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner and the current 5000 metres champion after winning gold in the 2017 World Championships in London. She successfully defended the title at the 2019 World Championships, in Doha, setting a new championship record. Obiri is also the silver medalist from the 2016 Summer Olympics over the same distance (5000 metres). She won the 3000 metres race event at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds the Kenyan National Record for the mile, 3000 metres and 5000 metres events. On 30 March 2019 she won the women's senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championship. The event took place in Aarhus, Denmark. She won the 10.2 km race in a time of 36:14.Obiri was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2017.She has qualified to represent Kenya at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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