Sally Barsosio

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Sally Barsosio
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Born 21 March 1978

Sally Barsosio (born 21 March 1978 in Keiyo District) is a Kenyan distance runner. As of 2005, Barsosio is the youngest ever medallist at the World Junior Championships in Athletics. In 1993, aged 15 years 182 days, she won the 10,000m bronze medal at the Stuttgart World Athletics Championships after initially being disqualified for impeding fellow runners, most notably Elana Meyer who rather dramatically dropped out of the race. She was the winner of the inaugural Cross Internacional de Soria meeting in 1994.[1]


Sally returned to the world championships in 1995 taking 11th place and in 1997 when she won the 10,000m gold medal, becoming the first Kenyan woman to win a senior track title.

She trains with PACE Sports Management and is coached by Ricky Simms.

Her sisters Florence Barsosio and Chepkemoi Barsosio and her cousin Susan Sirma are also Kenyan runners.[2]


  1. ^ Historia del Cross Internacional de Soria (Spanish). ANOC. Retrieved on 2009-11-29.
  2. ^ Daily News (Los Angeles, CA), 31 March 1996: KENYAN WOMEN FEEL OLYMPIC HEAT

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