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Top 10 richest Kenyan athletes

Kipchoge Keino is among the top 10 richest athletes despite retiring from the track several years ago.

From left: Eliud Kipchoge, Ezekiel Kemboi and David Rudisha.

While some people run to exercise, others do run to make a living. Pulse Sports has analyzed and compiled a list of the top ten athletes in Kenya for the year 2022.

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Eliud Kipchoge has amassed his wealth through running and he is currently the richest athlete in Kenya with a total net worth of $3.5m (sh424m).

Kipchoge hails from the famous Nandi County and he made headlines back in 2019 when he raced against time setting a record of 1:59:40hrs in Austria.

Eliud broke another record again this year on September 25, 2022, after winning the Berlin Marathon by clocking 2:01:09.

Kipchoge Keino is among the pioneers of athletics in Kenya and he was the richest athlete in Kenya before Eliud Kipchoge overtook him recently.

Keino is estimated to be worth $3m (Sh364m). He acquired most of this wealth while he was still a vibrant youth. Keino is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist winner.

Ezekiel Kemboi is famous in Kenya for inventing funny celebration dancing styles whenever he emerges a winner in Olympic Marathon competitions.

Kemboi is estimated to be worth $2.7m (Sh327m), wealth that he has acquired through hard work on the track. Kemboi has made headlines in the past for winning four consecutive world championships in the steeplechase.

Julius Yego, mostly known to many Kenyans as the man with strong hands is estimated to be worth $2.2m (Sh266m) which he acquired while at the prime of his career.

Yego made headlines back in 2015 when he threw his javelin to register a record of 92.72 metres in the Commonwealth games at the time.

Vivian Cheruiyot is among the richest athletes in Kenya with an estimated net worth of around $1.5m (Sh181m)

Vivian clinched the gold medal in 2016 after winning the 5000 metres Olympics

Catherine Ndereba is a hard-working lady who has amassed an estimated net worth of $1m (Sh121m) just by running on the track.

The marathon runner broke the Women’s Marathon World Record in 2001 at 2:18:47 in Chicago, USA.

Known to many as the fastest man in Kenya and on earth, David Rudisha won the 800 metres London Olympics with a record of 1:40:90.

Just like Ndereba, Rudisha's net worth is estimated to be in the region of $1m (Sh121m).

Pamela Jelimo is in the shadows despite being the first Kenyan to win the Golden League Jackpot in 2008.

Pamela has been estimated to have a net worth of $1m (Sh121m)

Asbel Kiprop is another who has amassed his wealth through running and his net worth is estimated to be in the region of $1m (Sh121m).

Kiprop has specialized in the 1500 metres races and he is a three-time world champion.

Paul Tergat retired from athletics but then he had already acquired a lot of money from Olympics when he was still young and vibrant.

Tergat is estimated to be worth$890k (Sh108m).

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