Hellen Kimaiyo

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Hellen Kimaiyo Kipkoskei (born September 8, 1968 in Moiben) is a retired runner from Kenya.

She won many continental competitions. She competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics aged less than 16 [1] and at the 1992 Summer Olympics. She is also a multiple Kenyan champion.[2]

In addition, she was a successful road runner. She won the Peachtree Road Race three times a row (1996–1998) [1] and Dam tot Damloop four times a row (1992–1995).[3] Kimaiyo won Zevenheuvelenloop in 1995. She won in 1994.[4]

She held the African records for 1500 and 3000 metres.[5]

Kimaiyo went to the Singore Girls Secondary School in Iten. She is married to Charles Kipkorir, who is also a former Kenyan runner. Soon after the 1984 Olympics she became pregnant and gave birth to her first child. She had a second child following her 1990 pregnancy.[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1985 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 1st 3000 m
3rd 1500 m
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 2nd 3000 m
1989 African Championships Lagos, Nigeria 1st 3000 m
2nd 1500 m
1992 World Cross Country Championships Boston, United States 11th Long race
1st Team race
Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain 9th 10,000 m
1993 World Cross Country Championships Amorebieta, Spain 12th Long race
1st Team race
1994 World Cross Country Championships Budapest, Hungary 12th Long race
3rd Team race


  1. ^ a b NYC Marathon: Women to Watch
  2. ^ gbrathletics.com Kenyan Championships
  3. ^ Dam tot Damloop Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Palmares de 1.994". www.mintxeta.com. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 
  5. ^ NY times, August 19, 1991: TRACK AND FIELD; Kenyans on Informal Path to Success
  6. ^ NY Times, July 1, 1992: OLYMPICS: BARCELONA PROFILE; African Women Reach Starting Line

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United Kingdom Liz McColgan
Zevenheuvelenloop Women's Winner (15km)
Succeeded by
Belgium Marleen Renders