Chepng'etich, Jepchirchir feted by Uhuru

Faith Chepng'etich

Faith Chepng'etich from Kenya reacts after winning the 1500m women final at the Diamond League track and field meeting in Zurich on September 9, 2021.
 

Photo credit: Alessandro Garofalo | Diamond League | AFP

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  • The two athletes were feted during the Jamhuri Day celebrations held at the Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi on Sunday for their heroics in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic 1,500 meters record holder Faith Chepng'etich and 2020 Olympic Marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir were awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The two athletes were feted during the Jamhuri Day celebrations held at the Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi on Sunday for their heroics in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Faith, a mother of one, retained her Olympic title during the Tokyo Summer Games in Japan this year.

Olympic champion Jepchirchir became the first runner to win Olympic and New York Marathon titles in the same year when she fell just outside compatriot Margaret Okayo’s course record (2:22:31 set in 2003) by just eight seconds, winning in two hours, 22 minutes and 39 seconds.


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