Emmanuel Wanyonyi

Born in 2004, Emmanuel Wanyonyi is one of the fastest-rising athletes in the country. 

Wanyonyi who specialises in 800 metre races introduced himself to the world in 2021 after he won a gold medal in World Under-20 Championships, setting a championship record in the process. 

In 2022, he faltered finishing fourth at the World Athletics Championships. 

Wanyonyi has already secured multiple wins in the Diamond League, including at the Rabat, Paris, and Xiamen Diamond Leagues.

Wanyonyi has credited David Rudisha, a fellow Kenyan middle-distance runner and Olympic gold medalist, as one of his inspirations.

The youngster was nominated for the World Athletics Rising Star Awards in 2023. 

With his talent, determination, and inspiration from great athletes like David Rudisha, Wanyonyi has the potential to become a dominant force in middle-distance running.