ATHLETICS

Athletics is one of the major sporting events in the Defence Forces and indeed the country. The Kenya Defence Forces has remained famous for this sporting event having won the National Athletics Championships for over 20 years in a row and also for having produced many of the finest athletes who have won Kenya many accolades worldwide.

On the other hand, the Kenya Air Force, has been the main thrust of the Defence Forces Athletics success. Moi Air Base (MAB) has won the Defence Forces Championship for the last 13 years in a row thus producing some of the finest athletes for the Defence Forces as well as for the Nation. The Base won this year's Defence Forces Championship for the 13th time at the Moi International sports complex Kasarani in June, 2006. Kenya Air Force is proud of its world famous sportsmen and women who have done pride to the Air Force, the Defence Forces and the Nation at large. These include but not limited to the following:

Moi Air Base

Capt Paul Tergat- Five times gold medallist in World Cross-country champions; twice silver medallist in 10,000m Olympic games and silver medallist in 10,000m World championship. He is also a former world record holder in marathon.

  • Cpl (rtd) Moses Tanui - 1992 Seoul Olympic Gold medallist in 800m;
  • Spte Paul Bitok - 1992 Seoul Olympic silver medallist in 5,000m and Silver medallist in 5000m World championship.
  • Spte Ivuti - Silver medallist world cross country championship
  • Spte Innes Chenonge - Gold medallist 5000m Commonwealth games Manchester
  • Cpl Wilson Boit - Gold medallist 3,000m Steeple world championship
  • Cpl Remi Limo - Bronze medallist triple jump Kualar Lumpar commonwealth games; silver medallist world military games
  • Spte Joseph Mutua - Gold medallist 800m world military games
  • Spte Vincent Mumo - Gold medallist in 400m world military games.

LAB hall of fame in athletics include the following:

  • Spte John Kibowen - Twice Gold medallist World junior cross country championship (4Km)
  • Spte Joseph Keter - Gold medallist 3000 steeple chase Olympic games
  • Spte William Sigei - Gold medallist world cross-country championship
  • Spte Willy Kemei - silver medallist 1500m commonwealth games Auckland 1990

For more information on athletes profile visit http://www.athleticskenya.or.ke

Capt Paul Tergat, a Logistian in the Kenya Air Force is a FIVE times Gold medallist in World Cross country champions. TWO times Silver medallist in 10,000m Olympic games and Silver medallist in 10,000m World championship. Currently he is World Record Holder in Marathon. Kenya Air Force is a power house in athletics. The Olympic torch running through Laikipia Air Base.

MONTHLY PROFILE

This months profile on KAF Athletes is on Paul Ivuti.

Patrick Ivuti. Born in Machakos district in 1977. Married with 2 children. Started competitive athletics at Katwanyaa Secondary school. An airman from Moi Air Base

Achievements:

2005: Chicago marathon - 5th position

2003: Lucerne world cross country championship - 2nd position

2001: Brussels world cross country championship - 7th position

2000: Sidney Olympics - 4th in 10,000m

2000: Portugal world cross country championship - 4th position

1999: World cross country Championship England - 2nd position

1997: Italy world junior cross country championship - 6th position

1996: South Africa world cross country championship - 9th position

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