Who Is Kip Keino?
“I’m just a simple man with simple dreams that used my God given talents to help make a difference and create a better future for our children.”
Embodiment The Olympic Principals Throughout Kip’s Life
Olympism: “is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for the universal fundamental ethical principles.”
The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of man with a view of promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.
The practice of sport is a human right. Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.”
Olympic Motto: "The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
A Perspective From A Visitor… “Exploring The Concept Of World Class”
Simply, Mr. Keino is World Class in three areas: as an athlete, as a business person and as a humanitarian. The story behind Mr. Keino world class accomplishments result in some clarity and enriched perspective about the very concept of being world class.
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A View From Sports Illustrated… “1987 Sportsman Of The Year”
“Keino earned numerous medals running against some of the best runners of the century…Kenya has built a worldwide dynasty in distance running; Keino is their inspiration… became ‘father’ to dozens of orphaned children in Kenya, by supporting them financially and giving them shelter in his own home.”
Some Other Links… Insight Into Kip:
Sports Illustrated - Children’s Home For Orphans:
Wikipedia – A Biography:
CNN – Career Testament:
The Japan Times – A
Running Times – Happy 70’th B-Day:
YOU Tube – 1967 Vs. Jim Ryan:
YOU Tube – 1968 Olympics: