Arere Anentia

Arere Anentia (1931–1979) was a long-distance runner from Kenya.

Arere Anentia
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Died1979 (aged 47–48)

Anentia competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics, but failed to advance past 5000 metres heats.[1] He won 3 miles at the 1958 AAA Championships[2] At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, he finished third in the 6 miles race.[3] By this result he became the first Kenyan athlete to win a medal at any intercontinental championships, together with Bartonjo Rotich, who won bronze medal over 440 Yards Hurdles.[2] He competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics and finished 19th over 10000 metres[1] and was to participate the marathon race, but did not start.[4]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Arere Anentia". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ a b John Bale, Joe Sang: Kenyan Running
  3. ^ 1958 Commonwealth Games Mens Results
  4. ^ Olympic Data Project: Roma (Rome) 1960 - Athletics - Men: Marathon

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