Synonyms for bitok or Related words with bitok
Examples of "bitok"
is a surname of Kenyan origin that may refer to:
(born 15 February 1966) is a retired Kenyan runner.
She was born in Baringo District. She is married to Paul
, who won men's 5000 metres at the 1996 Olympics.
However, in 1998, Dennis Ba-ang left 91.9 for other reasons but he decided to transferred to Iligan City for our own radio station. In 2000, Malvern Esparcia (known as Bernie
) entered on 91.9 from 94.3 Wild Zee and on July 14, 2001, our station celebrates its 6th year. It was asked and told to Esparcia but ABS-CBN Radio was changed its name to MOR (known as My Only Radio) and the tagline was "For Life!" Based on Cebu's Tagline.
(born June 26, 1970 in Kilibwoni, Nandi) is a Kenyan long-distance runner, who won two silver medals at consecutive Summer Olympics (1992, 1996) over 5000 metres.
emerged in 1992 as a relatively unknown athlete. He qualified for the Barcelona Games at the Kenyan trials and defeated several world class athletes at the Bislett Games in Oslo. By the time of the Olympics he had established himself as one of the favourites. He narrowly lost the final to Dieter Baumann of Germany. A few weeks later he won the 5000 m race in Zurich. In the following years
did not match his performances of 1992. However, by 1996 he was back and won another silver in Atlanta. He also won two World Indoor silvers (1997, 1999) in the 3000 metres behind Haile Gebrselassie.
Among his other honours were third place at the 1995 IAAF Grand Prix Final, as well as a gold medal and world record at the IAAF World Road Relay Championships in 1992, where he led off a Kenyan team of William Koech, Ezekiel
, William Sigei, Richard Tum and William Mutwol to complete the ekiden marathon relay in 2:00:02 hours.
Both Boit and Henry
were runners who had been scouted by American sportswear company Nike, Inc., who wished to train a runners as cross-country skiers. After being recruited, Boit, who had never previously seen snow, initially trained in Kenya on roller skis.
(born March 23, 1957) is a retired long-distance runner from Kenya, who represented his native country in the men's 10,000 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There he finished in sixth place, clocking 28:09.01 in the final.
Philip Boit and his compatriot Henry
were trained in Finland in order to become competitive skiers. Both were former middle distance runners with no previous skiing experience. Their project was sponsored by sportswear giant Nike. Their winter training began in February 1996. Kenya had only one slot for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, which was taken by Philip Boit, while Henry
finished his skiing career soon afterwards. Boit's participation in the games gained worldwide media coverage. He finished 92nd and last in the 10-kilometer classic race. The awards for the race were delayed while the winner Bjørn Dæhlie waited for Boit to reach the finish line in order to hug him. The experience was so moving for Boit that he named one of his sons Dæhlie Boit.
ran for University of Richmond on scholarship. In 1980, he set the 1500-meter record for the Colonial Relays (hosted by College of William & Mary) at 3:40.3. He was the 1600-meter anchor of Richmond's Distance Medley Relay team which participated at the 1982 Penn Relays, and ran his 1600 split in 3:55.8, only 0.7 seconds behind the winning anchor John Gregorek.
The sponsorship of Boit and
consisted of $200,000, to cover their training, accommodation and equipment while in Finland. The logic had been that since Nike sent Finnish runners were sent to Kenya to train, then the same could be done in reverse. Following their training, both athletes tried to qualify for the Winter Olympics, but failed to do so. Instead, Kenya opted to use a single automatic qualification spot to send Boit to the Games in 1998. Shortly prior to the Games, Boit missed two weeks of training when he was hospitalised with a stomach problem.
Richmond previously sponsored men's indoor and outdoor track and field in addition to cross country, but the track and field programs were discontinued at the end of 2012–13 season as part of a realignment that also saw Richmond discontinue men's soccer and add men's lacrosse as varsity sports. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Richmond recruited several strong Kenyan runners, including three who qualified for Olympic teams: Sosthenes
and Edwin Koech, who both competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics, and Hillary Tuwei, who qualified for both the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics but was unable to compete due to boycotts.
In its early editions the race attracted a principally Spanish audience. The first African winner was Ezequiel
in 1993 and his course record run of 1:01:48 hours marked the introduction of elite-level participation at the event. Alberto Juzdado became the first Spaniard to complete the course in under one hour and two minutes in 1998. In 2000, Esther Kiplagat of Kenya was the first foreign female to win at the event and she improved the course record by over two minutes. Two consecutive wins by marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie in 2005/2006 brought a Spanish all-comers record time of 60:08 minutes and further recognition of the race's elite level status, as did 10,000 m world champion Gete Wami's course record time of 1:10:24.2 hours in the women's race. The 2004 Olympic marathon champion Stefano Baldini and two-time European champion Marta Domínguez won the men's and women's races in 2007.
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