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Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi is currently Kenya’s most famous athlete, known for his eternal eccentrics, his victory dancing routine and his comradery.

Born in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, he came into the limelight after winning the 2001 3,000mS Africa Junior Championships. His personal best of 7:55.76, set in Monaco in 2011, makes him the sixth fastest runner in this discipline of all time. He is a four time World Champion, and the most decorated steeplechase athlete in history.

He won gold at the 2004 and 2012 Olympics, running in 8:05.83 and 8:18.56 respectively. He finished 7th in Beijing 2008 and 3rd in Rio 2018, although he was later disqualified from the latter, a few hours after he had announced his retirement.