Hellen Kimaiyo

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Not to be confused with Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai.

Hellen Kimaiyo Kipkoskei (born September 8, 1968 in Moiben) is a retired runner from Kenya.

She won many continental competitions. She competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics aged less than 16 [1] and at the 1992 Summer Olympics. She is also a multiple Kenyan champion.[2]

In addition, she was a successful road runner. She won Peachtree Road Race three times a row (1996–1998) [1] and Dam tot Damloop four times a row (1992–1995).[3] Kimaiyo won Zevenheuvelenloop in 1995. She won http://www.mintxeta.com/RECOMENDADA/html/palmares/1994/1994.htm in 1994

She used to held the African records for 1500 and 3000 metres.[4]

Kimaiyo went to the Singore Girls Secondary School in Iten. She is married to Charles Kipkorir, who is also a former Kenyan runner. Soon after the 1984 Olympics she became pregnant and gave birth to her first child. She got a second child following her 1990 pregnancy.[5]

She is not to be confused with Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai, a Kenyan marathon runner.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1985 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 1st 3000 m
3rd 1500 m
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 2nd 3000 m
1989 African Championships Lagos, Nigeria 1st 3000 m
2nd 1500 m
1992 World Cross Country Championships Boston, United States 11th Long race
1st Team race
Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain 9th 10,000 m
1993 World Cross Country Championships Amorebieta, Spain 12th Long race
1st Team race
1994 World Cross Country Championships Budapest, Hungary 12th Long race
3rd Team race


Sporting positions
Preceded by
United Kingdom Liz McColgan
Zevenheuvelenloop Women's Winner (15km)
Succeeded by
Belgium Marleen Renders