Hellen Obiri Biography
Hellen Osando Obiri, popularly known as Hellen Obiri, is a renowned Kenyan athlete that takes part in the middle-distance races. She is famous for bagging Gold and silver medals in both 5000m and 3000 meters races in the world. She is currently the world champion in 5000m after bagging Gold in the World Championships of 2017, held in London. She is also an Olympics medalist and IAAF World Indoor Championship Medalist. Obiri is a record holder in the 5000m race in Kenya. She is a young woman with astonishing stamina and techniques in running and a cracking force. She is beautiful, light, and swift, making her people’s choice in international contests.
Hellen Obiri birthday and age
Hellen Obiri was born on 13th December 1989, in Kisii County, Kenya. She is currently 31 years of age. She honors her birthday in a colorful ceremony that she organizes every 13th day of December each year.
Hellen Obiri parents and siblings
Hellen Obiri was born and raised by both parents in Kisii, Kenya. Her father, Isaac Obure, is the man behind Hellen’s success in Athletics. Obiri has kept a low profile on her mother and siblings. Our efforts to access any data on her family remained unfruitful. She is a very secretive and conservative person. The family, however, comes from the Kisii community of Kenya and holds Kenyan Citizenship and Nationality. She is of the black race.
Hellen Obiri body measurements (height and weight)
Hellen Obiri is a very beautiful woman who is endowed with black beauty and average body size. She is 5feet 3inches 1.6m high and weighs 110lbs (50Kg). This makes her lighter and swifter when it comes to middle distance races. She has a slender, curvaceous body, light dark skin. Her shiny black eyes and black hair makes her beauty charming to her male fan all over the world. She is a true definition of Kenyan Black Beauty.
Hellen Obiri husband
Hellen Obiri is happily married to her longtime friend and fiancée, Tonny Nyakundi. Nyakundi is also an athlete and a great supporter and fan of his wife.
Hellen Obiri children
Hellen Obiri is a very conservative person when it comes to a family matter. She has not yet disclosed if the couple has children or not. But she is a very happy and jovial woman who enjoys every bid of her marriage. Keep a tab, and we shall update the details on children once we access it.
Hellen Obiri Education
Hellen Obiri looks like an educated and learned person. She is fluent in both Swahili and English Languages. It is not clear if she attended school or not. She comes from a humble background, and she struggled even to get sports shoes for training, among other personal effects at a tender age. At the age of 14 years, Obiri was admitted to a school in Nairobi as a 200 and 400m sprinter. She, however, declined to take part in the race in 2006. The full details about her education are still unavailable. We shall avail it once it is accessible.
Hellen Obiri Coach and Training Ground
Hellen Obiri has a personal coach named Ricky Simms, who summed to be her close friend and longtime training partner. Hellen respects her coach’s instructions of not making a move early but strikes at the right time. Her coach gives her morale, tactics besides morally supporting her on the field during the races. Obiri trains at Vapor Ministries Grounds in Nairobi. During training, Obiri competes with men in the races. She has trained with different groups of men in the 5000m races. “I train with men because they are good to push hard,’ she said. Men give her the stamina, cracking force, and a good pace to outweigh the women in the real competition. This explains why Hellen Obiri is a strong force, very swift, and tires less during the race. Her secret to training with men in the same race makes her unbeatable and explains why she won several medals like Gold in Doha in 2017.
Hellen Obiri Kenya Defense Forces (KDF)
Hellen Obiri joined the Kenya defense forces, where she trained as an Army in Eldoret Barracks and training grounds. She graduated in a colorful pass out in 2009, in March at Eldoret grounds in Kenya. After her pass out, Obiri dropped athletics for two years when she was posted at Laikipia Airbase. Hellen Obiri’s father Oburu loved athletics and forced his daughter to take it as a profession. “I summoned her from one of her netball teams, looked straight into her eyes, and instructed her to get back into athletics,” the father told Daily nation in an interview. Obiri accepted and started hard training with the aim of winning medals in the sport. Currently, Hellen Obiri is a sergeant at KDF. She is highly respected and honored by her fellow defense forces and Kenyan and world fraternity at large.
Hellen Obiri Diet
Hellen Obiri derives her energy and stamina from basic foods. She takes a balanced diet with Ugali (cake-like foodstuff baked from maize flour), bananas, and potatoes, which are rich in starch. She also likes meat and cereals like beans, soy, and groundnuts that gives her proteins and energy. Obiri compliments her diet with lots of greens and fruits. Before the race, she takes tea with high sugar content, light ugali, and some fruits. These foods give her energy throughout the race and make her strong all through the 5000m race. She is very healthy and physically fit. She receives medical assessments nutritional management from athletics teams, and she is always of good health.
Hellen Obiri Athletics Career
Hellen Obiri was noticed to be a sprinter at a tender age. She comes from a family of Athletes. At 14 years, she secured education in a school as a 200m and 400m race sprinter. In 2006, she quit running and athletics and focused on her studies in 2007. After schooling, properly secondary education, Hellen Obiri started running again to gain entry into the Military forces. She secured admission in the Kenya Airways after winning the race unconditionally.
In 2010, Obiri was forced by her father to compete in the 2010 Kenya Armed Forces Cross Country Championships and with an ultimatum of completing the race at all costs. She completed 32nd, although she was happy to have defeated 20 more candidates. In 2011, she took part in some competition, and she was fifth, after some training. Noah Ngenyi, once 2000m Olympic championship, advised Obiri to focus on middle distance races. Obiri made her debut in middle distance racing in 2011 at World Championship held in Daegu. During the race, she set her personal best of 4:07:59 in the heats, although she failed to clinch the final race. This was as a result of poor training. Her coach, Rick Simms, took up his role and engaged Obiri in training her with male athletes in 1500m in Nairobi, with one man running Infront and the other one at the back. She had no option but to harden and become a very strong challenger.
Hellen Obiri 2012 Olympics 3000m
Hellen Obiri competed in the London 2012 Olympics indoors for the 3000m race. She was unlucky to finish 12th in the final race. She described the experience as one of the toughest and challenging one. Obiri finished the last person in the race.
Hellem Obiri success in Athletics
Hellen Obiri is a medalist in different races. She is a cracking force when it comes to the middle-distance races like 5000m, 3000m, 1500m, among others. In the course of her career, Obiri has bagged the following medals that as fetched her fame and lots of income:
- Gold medal in the 3000m race taking 8:37:16 in 2012 World Indoor Championship, at Istanbul, Turkey.
- Bronze medal in the 2013 World Championship 1500m in Mosco, Russia at 4:03:86
- Silver Medal in the World Championship 3000m in Sopot, Poland at 8:57.72
- Gold Medal in the 2014 IAAF world Relay (4x1500m) in Nassau, Bahamas, at 16:33:58, with a world record. She runs alongside Faith Kipyegon, Ivy Chelate, and Mercy Cherono.
- Gold Medal in the 2014 African Championship 1500m race in Marrakech, Morocco, at 4:09:53.
- Silver Medal in 2016 Olympics Games 5000m in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 14:29:77
- Gold medal in the 2017 World Championship 5000m in London, the United Kingdom at 14:34:86
- Gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games 5000m in Gold Coast Australia at 15:13:11
- Gold medal in the 2018 African Championship 5000, in Asaba, Nigeria at 15:47:18
- Gold medal in the 2019 World Championship 5000m in Doha, Qatar, at 13:26:72, a continental record.
Hellen Obiri also participated in the following races, although she did not clinch any medal.
- 2011 World Championship 1500m in Daegu, South Korea, where she finished 11th at 4:20:23
- 2012 Olympics Games 1500m in the London United Kingdom where she finished 12th at 4:16:57
- 2014 Commonwealth Games 1500m in Glasgow, the United Kingdom, where she finished 6th at 4:8:49:66
- 2018 World Indoor Championship 3000m in Birmingham, United Kingdom, where she completed 4th at 8:49:66
- 2019 World Championship 10,000m in Doha, Qatar, where she completed 5that 30:35:82
Hellen Obiri salary
The famous middle-distance runner is making a good fortune from the races. There are no doubts that Hellen is paid large sums of money for participating in races. Her exact amount is under review, and we shall update it once it is available.
Hellen Obiri net Worth
Hellen Obiri is one of the renowned middle-distance runners. She has bagged a good number of medals that come with good coffers. She is also a Sergeant at the Kenya Airways. She has amassed a lot of wealth from her career and KDF job. However, her exact net worth is still under review. She is believed to be very rich and lives a luxurious life, although she is simple, humble, and kind in nature.
Hellen Obiri Wiki
- Full Name: Hellen Osando Obiri
- Famous as: Hellen Obiri
- Gender: Female
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Citizenship: Kenyan
- Race/Ethnicity: Black
- Tribe: Gusii
- Age: 31 years
- Date of Birth: 13th December 1989
- Place of Birth: Kisii County, Kenya
- Height: 5feet 3inches 1.6m
- Weight: 110lbs (50Kg)
- Skin Color: Light Black
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Parents: Isaac Obure, father, unknown mother
- Siblings: Unknown
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Tony Nyagundi
- Children: Unknown
- Education: Unknown
- Profession: Unknown
- Occupation: Kenya Airforce, Middle-distance runner
- Salary: Under Review
- Net Worth: Under review
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Frequently asked questions about Hellen Obiri
Who is Hellen Obiri?
Hellen Osando Obiri, popularly known as Hellen Obiri is a renowned Kenyan athlete that takes part in the middle-distance races. She is famous for bagging Gold and silver medals in both 5000m and 3000 meters races in the world. She is also a Sergeant at the Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Airforce.
How old is Hellen Obiri?
Hellen Obiri was born on 13th December 1989, in Kisii County, Kenya. She is currently 31 years of age.
How tall is Hellen Obiri?
Hellen is endowed with black beauty and average body size. She is 5feet 3inches 1.6m high and weighs 110lbs (50Kg).
Who is Hellen Obiris Coach?
Hellen Obiri has a personal coach named Ricky Simms, who summed to be her close friend and longtime training partner. Hellen respects her coach’s instructions of not making a move early but strikes at the right time.
Where does Hellen Obiri train at?
Obiri undertakes her training at Vapor Ministries Grounds in Nairobi. During training, Obiri competes with men in the races.
How much does Hellen Obiri earn?
Hellen is paid large sums of money for participating in races. Her exact amount is under review, and we shall update it once it is available.
How much is Hellen Obiri worth?
Obiri is also a Sergeant at the Kenya Airways. She has amassed a lot of wealth from her career and KDF job. However, her exact net worth is still under review. She is believed to be very rich and lives a luxurious life, although she is simple, humble, and kind in nature.
How did Hellen Obiri start her athletics career?
Hellen comes from a family of athletes. However, she was forced into athletics by her father after she had ceased participating in the sport after the pass out in Kenya Defense Forces at Eldoret Barracks.
Is Hellen Obiri Dead or alive?
Hellen Obisri is still alive and in good health as of 2020. Hellen was preparing for the Keino Classic athletics of 2020, to be held at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya.
Where does Hellen Obiri live?
Hellen lives in Nairobi, where she trains at Vapor Ministries Grounds in Nairobi. Her residential details and house pictures are still unavailable, and we shall upload it once we get them.
Where is Hellen Obiri Now?
Hellen Obiri is still active in middle-distance running besides being a Sergeant in the Kenya Airforce. She has not resigned from her jobs and athletics sports.
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