Sally Barsosio

Sally Barsosio (born 21 March 1978 in Keiyo, Kenya) is a Kenyan long-distance runner. At a height of 1.65 m her competition weight is 46 kg.


The third in the Junior World Championships in 1992 in the 10,000 -meter run came with 15 years and 153 days at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 1993 for the first time at an international championship in the adult class. Behind the two Chinese Wang Junxia and Zhong Huandi she won the bronze medal in 31:15:38 minutes and became the youngest medalist in the history of World Championships in Athletics. Because of their lack of experience Sally Barsosio ran several times so unorthodox that other runners had stopping abruptly. The South African Elana Meyer, Olympic silver medalist from 1992, so gave up in exasperation. Sally Barsosio was booked after some discussion by the judges, but not disqualified. In this confusion it failed to conduct a drug test from her, and that's why their time was not recognized as a junior world record.

At the World Athletics Championships 1995 in Gothenburg was Barsosio Eleventh in the 5000 -meter run. The following year, 10th place followed in the 10,000 - meter race at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Until 1997, never had a Kenyan had won a world title on the track. At the 1997 World Championships in Athens, it was Sally Barsosio based on the last 1000 meters in 31:32,92 minutes won the first women's title for Kenya with a furious final sprint. Second was the Portuguese Fernanda Ribeiro in 31:39,15 minutes. Since Sally Barsosio was still a junior, her winning time was recognized as a World Junior record.

In the Africa Championships 1998 Sally Barsosio second in the 5000 -meter run. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Games in Athens Sally Barsosio occupied in the 10,000 meter race each place 17

At the world championships in cross-country running Sally Barsosio won the 1995 bronze. With the Kenyan team, they won the 1995, 1996 and 1998 Gold and in the years 1997 and 2004 silver.

1998 won Sally Barsosio with the Kenyan team silver in the marathon relay world championship behind Ethiopia. In the marathon relay, called Ekiden, running six runners or runners a season over the marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers where the individual sections are 5 km, 10 km, 5 km, 10 km, 5 km and 7.195 km.

On February 18, 2002, she was the mother of a boy named Ricky. Both her ​​uncle Paul Koech as her older sister Florence Barsosio are also successful as a long distance runner.