Kenyan athletes are the real superstars, but so little is known about them locally. They are the ultimate ballers, yet we tend to focus more on the broke socialites driving around in big cars that they don’t even own.
Unlike our celebrities, most of our athletes are world acclaimed celebrities. If you meet anyone in London and ask them about Kenya, they will probably tell you that they know Kenyans as long distance runners.
After putting us on the map with the gold medals that they win, where do they take all that money to? What machines do they drive? Find out what your favorite athlete drives below.
#1. Ezekiel Kemboi
Apart from being one of the most popular athletes in Kenya, he is the only athlete to win four (successive) world championships in the steeplechase. He is known to drive three high end cars; a RangeRover, a Prado and a Land Cruiser.
#2. Vivian Cheruiyot
The 32-year-old long-distance runner has won several medals for Kenya, and she currently holds the Kenyan record as well as the Commonwealth record for the 5000m race with her best time of 14:20.89. She prefers to cruise around in a Land Cruiser.
#3. David Rudisha
The current Olympic champion and world record holder in the 800 metres loves his Toyota Land Cruiser V8.
#4. Asbel Kiprop
The 26-year-old middle-distance runner has won three World Championship titles in 2011,2013 and 2015. He used to own a BMW X6 which was involved in an accident. Now he drives a Toyota Mark X.
#5. Paul Tergat
He is regarded as one of the most accomplished long-distance runners of all time after holding the world record in the marathon from 2003 to 2007, with a time of 2:04:55. Tergat drives a Land Cruiser.
#6. Mercy Cherono
The 2014 Commonwealth Games 5000m champion likes them small. She drives a Toyota Allion.
#7. Edna Kiplagat
The 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Champion in the marathon drives a red Toyota Harrier.
#8. Wilson Kipsang