Jackline Maranga

Jackline Maranga (born December 16, 1977, in Nyanturago, Kisii) is a retired Kenyan middle-distance runner. She won a silver medal at the World Junior Championships at the age of 15, and also won silver medals in the two following Championships, being the only athlete to do so.

She is perhaps best known for winning the 1500 metres gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Together with 10000 metres winner Esther Wanjiru, she became the first Kenyan woman to win Commonwealth Games gold medal.

She is also a world champion in cross-country running as she won the women's short course at the 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

Maranga is married to Tom Nyariki.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Kenya
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 800m DQ
2nd 1500m 4:08.79
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 800 metres 2:05.05
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 2nd 1500 metres 4:08.98
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 1500 metres 4:05.27
African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st 1500 metres 4:11.75
IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 1500m 4:10.30
1999 World Cross Country Championships Belfast, Northern Ireland 1st Short race (4.236 km) 15:09
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 3rd 1500 metres 4:19.31
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 4th 1500 metres 4:08.47
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 1st 1500 metres 4:18.91
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2nd 1500 metres 4:22.69
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 1500 metres 4:01.48

External linksEdit

  • Jackline Maranga at World Athletics
  • Pace Sports Management (Internet Archive)
  • Okoth, Omulo (18 March 2007). "A Kenyan XC legend - Jackline Maranga". IAAF. Retrieved 2007-03-20.