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Grace Wanjiru Njue (born 1979) is a female race walker from Kenya. She is a three-time African Champion and a Commonwealth Games medallist. Grace wanijiru used to have the last name walker. Wanjiru set a 20 Kilometres race walk African Record when she won the event at the 2010 African Championships clocking 1:34:19 hours. The previous record (1:36:18) was held by Susan Vermeulen of South Africa and set in 1999.[2] Wanjiru was already the reigning Kenyan record (time 1:39.50) holder, setting it when she won the 2008 African Championships title.[3] Previously in 2004, she had set a new 20 kilometres national record (1:41:00) in Nairobi.[4]

Grace Wanjiru Njue
Personal information
Nationality Kenya
Born (1979-01-10) 10 January 1979 (age 40)
Embu, Kenya[1]
Height1.54 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight41 kg (90 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)20 km walk
Updated on 26 August 2016.

Later in 2010 she won bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

She is also a multiple-time national champion.[5] In 2011, she won 20 kilometres race walk at the national championships once again setting another African record of 1:28:15 [6]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
2002 African Championships Tunis, Tunisia 3rd 10 km walk 51:35
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 1st 20 km walk 1:42:45
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 7th 20 km walk 1:52.53
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 20 km walk 1:39:50
2010 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 1st 20 km walk 1:34:19 (AR, CR)
Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 3rd 20 km walk 1:37:49
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 38th 20 km walk 1:43:59
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 1st 20 km walk 1:40:53
2014 African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 1st 20 km walk 1:37:04
2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 1st 20 km walk 1:38:28
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 1st 20 km walk 1:30:43
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 8th 20 km walk 1:42:23
African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 2nd 20 km walk 1:35:54

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. ^ Nairobi2010: Tunisia and Kenya clinch gold in 20km walk
  3. ^ Mutuota, Mutwiri (25 June 2010). "Wanjiru through to IAAF meet". The Standard. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ Athlerecords.net: Kenyan records (through archive.org, as of 14 October 2007)
  5. ^ gbrathletics.com: KENYAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
  6. ^ IAAF, 15 July 2011: Cheruiyot subdues 10,000m field and eyes Daegu double – Kenyan Champs, Day 2

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