Susan Sirma (born May 26, 1966) is a retired Kenyan middle distance runner best known for winning a bronze medal over 3000 metres at the 1991 World Championships, becoming the first black African woman to win a track and field medal at World Championship or Olympic level.
Sirma also won two gold medals over this distance at the All-Africa Games, in fact the only times the 3000 metres was staged at the Games. In 1991 she also won the 1500 metres, her championship record still standing.
|1987||All-Africa Games||Nairobi, Kenya||2nd||1500 m|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||7th||1500 m|
|All-Africa Games||Cairo, Egypt||1st||1500 m||4:10.68 CR|
|1st||3000 m||8:49.33 CR|
- NY Times, July 1, 1992: OLYMPICS: BARCELONA PROFILE; African Women Reach Starting Line
- Daily News (Los Angeles, CA), March 31, 1996: KENYAN WOMEN FEEL OLYMPIC HEAT
- Running Times Magazine, May 2006: Lornah - Inventing Herself and a Better World
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