Samson Kitur

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Samson Kitur
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for Kenya Kenya
Olympic Games
Bronze 1992 Barcelona 400 m
World Championships
Silver 1993 Stuttgart 4x400 m relay
Bronze 1993 Stuttgart 400 m
All-Africa Games
Gold 1991 Cairo 400 m
Gold 1995 Harare 400 m

Samson Kitur (February 25, 1966 — April 25, 2003) was a Kenyan athlete, and an Olympic medalist in 1992.

Biography[edit]

Unlike most of his compatriots, who run in distances 800 metres and up, Kitur specialised in the 400 metres. He won the continental championship in 1991, and the next year he took the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, behind winner Quincy Watts. A year later, another bronze medal was his at the World Championships in Stuttgart.

He died suddenly of an unspecified illness at age 37 in his home in Eldoret.

Two of his brothers were also Olympic athletes: Simon Kitur and David Kitur.

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