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John Kipkemboi Kibowen (born 21 April 1969 in Changach, southern Keiyo District), is a Kenyan former long-distance runner who specialized in the 5000 metres and cross-country running.

John Kibowen
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Kenya
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Edmonton 5000 m

Kibowen won the gold medal in the short race at the 1998 and 2000 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, and finished second in 2003. He won a bronze at the 2001 World Championships and a silver at the 2003 World Athletics Final, finished fourth at the 2003 World Championships and sixth at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2005 World Championships

He won the Parelloop 10K in race in the Netherlands three times a row: 2003, 2004, 2005.[1]

Kibowen is currently based at the PACE Sports Management training camp in Kaptagat.


External linksEdit

  • John Kibowen at IAAF
  • Okoth, Omulo (22 March 2007). "A Kenyan XC legend - John Kibowen". IAAF. Retrieved 23 March 2007.