Hellen Obiri is a Kenyan middle-distance Runner who holds the 5000m event record. she was born on December 13, 1989, Nyagusu kisii county. She is the current 5000m champion after she won 2017 World Championships in London. Two years later, she defended her title by setting new championship Record in Doha.
Hellen Obiri first engaged in athletics when she was recruited as a 200m and 400m sprinter to attend school competitions in Nairobi, aged just 14. However, she lost interest in the sport and stopped running altogether in 2006 and 2007 to focus on her studies. Obiri only re-engaged with athletics so that she could join the military. She is now corporal in the Kenyan Air Force. That is where he nurtured her talent to one of the best in the world.
Yesterday, World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri set a new record over the distance when she clocked 14:22.12 to edge out sprinting world 10000m silver medalist Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia.
HELLEN OBIRI FAMILY
Hellen Obiri is married to handsome husband, Tom Nyaundi. He is an avid track, field fan, and former runner. They are blessed with 5 years old Daughter who is called Tania “Blessing” Mocheche. Her husband helps her in training.
After giving birth to lovely daughter through Caesarean Section, World 5,000 meters queen returned from maternity to training after just seven months. She had to work hard to shed 23kg after which she went add the Commonwealth Games honours to her world title in Australia.
Hellen now remains one of the best Athletes in World.