Eye on Tokyo: Helen Obiri

Eye on Tokyo: Helen Obiri

Obiri first came to attention in 2012 when winning the world indoor 3000m title.

Hellen Obiri in past action

The Kenyan distance runner will be on everyone’s radar as she heads to the Tokyo Olympics.

Obiri first came to attention in 2012 when winning the world indoor 3000m title. In recent years she has won two world titles at 5000m, along with gold at the 2019 World Cross Country. She is now the only woman in history to have won world titles indoors, outdoors and at cross country.

One medal is missing from her collection, though. “I’ve won a lot but I’m not yet there,” she says. “Olympic gold is the only medal that's missing from my collection.

- World Athletics 

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