Category: Jipcho

Ben Jipcho, a Runner Who Sacrificed Himself for a Teammate, Dies at 77 – The New York Times
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Ben Jipcho, a Runner Who Sacrificed Himself for a Teammate, Dies at 77 – The New York Times

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, he set a blistering early pace in the 1,500-meter race to help his teammate beat the American Jim Ryun. Jipcho finished 10th.The Kenyan runner Ben Jipcho, left, congratulates his teammate Kip Keino on his gold medal win in the men’s 1,500-meter race at the 1968 Summer Olympics. “I had to…

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Ben Jipcho, the ‘Rabbit’ Who Helped Keino Beat Ryun, Dies – The New York Times
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Ben Jipcho, the ‘Rabbit’ Who Helped Keino Beat Ryun, Dies – The New York Times

Olympics|Ben Jipcho, the ‘Rabbit’ Who Helped Keino Beat Ryun, DiesBen Jipcho, a Kenyan runner who sacrificed his hopes of winning a medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to help teammate Kip Keino beat American rival Jim Ryun in the 1,500 meters, died Friday. He was 77.The Kenyan track federation said Jipcho died early Friday…

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