KEINO Kipchoge (1940) Kenya / Track and field
In the 70s, he was one of the first Africans to shine amongst the stars of world athletics.Keino took two consecutive titles in the 1500 m in Mexico City in 1968 and Munich in 1972, going on to win the 3000 m steeplechase at the German games. Having entered the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m in Mexico, the Kenyan could have won the triple if he hadn't suffered a bladder infection. Even so, he won gold in the 1500m and silver in the 5000m.In Montreal, he was beaten in the 1500 metres, but got his revenge in the steeplechase. He later became the coach of the Kenyan squad.