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Brimin Kiprop Kipruto
Brimin Kiprop Kipruto Kenya

  • Country: Kenya
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Height: 5'9" / 1.75m
  • Weight: 121 lbs / 54.9 kg
  • Career Highlights: Kenya has dominated the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Olympics, winning seven straight gold medals dating back to 1984, but no single athlete has won multiple golds in that stretch. Kipruto will try to change that in London after winning the Beijing race, and he'll be looking for a third Olympic medal overall following a silver-worthy performance as part of a Kenyan sweep of the podium in Athens when he was just 19 years old. Now a veteran, he only appears to be getting better, posting a personal best in 2011 with a time of 7:53.64 - one-hundredth of a second off the world record set by Qatar's Saif Saaeed Shaheen eight years ago. Last year, Kipruto also took silver at the world championships, completing a collection of medals from worlds after winning gold in 2007 and bronze in 2005. Kipruto's first name is actually Firmin, but it was transcribed incorrectly while he was getting a passport and has officially been Brimin ever since.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004
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