Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba, also known as Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene, is an Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record holder. She was born in Chefa, a small regional town in Arsi zone of the Oromiya regional state, 260kms southwest of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Her parents would have pushed her to marry and bear children at an early age but she decided to become an athlete and today is one of Ethiopia's greatest athletes ever.
Asbel Kiprop, Kenya
Kiprop is from Kaptinga village, near Eldoret. He was born on 30 June 1989 in Uasin Gishu and started running at the age of 13, while at Simat School. He is a Kenyan middle-distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. He won his first major title at the 2007 All-Africa Games, taking the 1500 m gold medal, and also won the event at the 2010 African Championships in Athletics, improving upon a bronze medal performance from 2008. His personal best for the distance is 3:27.72. Kiprop was awarded the 1500 m gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Kiprop has won two World Championship titles in the event, in 2011 and 2013.