Kenyan athlete Kip Keino emerged as an international middle- and long-distance star in the 1960s

 

At the Olympic Games Mexico City 1968, he won gold in the 1,500m and silver in the 5,000

 

Four years later in Munich, he won his second Olympic gold in the 3,000m steeplechase and silver in 1,500m

 

After retiring from competition, he was head coach of the Kenyan team at the Olympic Games in Montreal (1976) and Los Angeles (1984) and has since helped develop the next generation of athletes in his native Kenya

 

After retiring from competition, He has also dedicated significant efforts to humanitarian work in his homeland, including building a children’s home that is today home to almost 100 Kenyan ophans

 

He also established the Kip Keino Primary School in 1999

 

And opened the Kip Keino Secondary School in 2009

 

He was made President of the Kenyan National Olympic Committee in 1999

 

He became a Member of the IOC in 2000 and has been an Honorary Member since 2011

 

During the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Keino was awarded the first Olympic Laurel for outstanding service to the Olympic Movement

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Want to know more about the skills you can build as an athlete that will help you make to successful career switch after your sports competition career like Kip Keino? Check out the IOC Athlete Career Programme’s resources on Education, Life Skills and Employment at: https://www.olympic.org/athlete-career-programme

 

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