James Maina Boi

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James Maina Boi (4 April 1954 – 15 July 2004) was a Kenyan middle distance runner. He is best known for winning the 800 metres distance at the 1978 All-Africa Games and a silver medal at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

He also competed in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1983 World Championships with the Kenyan team that was eliminated in the semi finals.

Boi died in 2004 following long-term illness.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
1978 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1st 800m
1979 World Cup Montreal, Canada 1st 800m
African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st 800m
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 800m
African Championships Cairo, Egypt 2nd 800m

Boi also won two gold medals at the East African Championships in 1977 and 1979.


  1. ^ IAAF: James Maina Boi dies. 16 July 2004

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