Kenyan-born Kemboi now an Austrian citizen

Edwin Kipchirchir Kemboi and his wife Anja Marlene Prieler-Kemboi. Photo | MKENYA UJERUMANI

What you need to know:

  • The athlete officially relocated to Klagenfurt last year to be close to his Austrian wife, a fellow athlete, Anja Marlene Prieler-Kemboi.
  • Kemboi won the Graz-Marathon in 2011 and the Salzburg Marathon in May this year.
  • He hoped that the naturalisation would have been confirmed before the marathon thus making his win an Austrian win instead of a Kenyan one.
  • Unfortunately, the approval was delayed.

An application by Kenyan athlete Edwin Kipchirchir Kemboi for Austrian citizenship has officially been approved.

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