Paralympian Felix Kipruto chasing boyhood dream

Felix Kipruto displays the silver medal he won in Tunis World Para-Athletics Grand Prix 1,500m, T46

Felix Kipruto displays the silver medal he won in Tunis World Para-Athletics Grand Prix 1,500m, T46 upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi on March 22, 2021.


Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Felix Kipruto, Tunis World Para-Athletics Grand Prix, William Kiprotich Kemei, Dubai World Para-Athletics Grand Prix, Africa Para Games, Henry Kirwa, Abraham Tarbei, World Para Athletics Championships, National Paralympics team, Paris World Para-Athletics Grand Prix
  • Kipruto, 29, was over the moon for emerging second in the men’s 1500m - T46 final, of the Tunis competition, where Kenya dominated by winning 16 medals
  • Apart from booking a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, the achievement put him on course to realising his dream – following in the footsteps of his late father by winning a medal at a global event


When the triumphant Kenya national paralympics team jetted back home on March 22 from Tunisia, where they had competed in the Tunis World Para-Athletics Grand Prix, little known Felix Kipruto stood out amongst his colleagues.

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