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From Kisii to Istanbul, Obiri’s rise is complete

12 March 2012, 10:57

Nairobi - As the countdown to the London Olympics tolls, the Kenya and indeed the world, should start getting used to the country’s newest sporting sensation, Helen Obiri Onsando.

On Sunday, she achieved what must rank as one of the biggest upsets in World Indoor Championships history when she mowed the Ethiopian four-time women 3,000m champion, Meseret Defar by catching up with her sprint and forcing the silver down her throat.

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