- Isabella Ochichi
Isabella Bosibori Ochichi (born
October 28, 1979in Kisii District) from Kenyawas the silver medalwinner in the final of the women's 5,000 meter race at the 2004 Summer Olympicsheld in Athens, Greece. She finished in a time of 14:48.19, about 2.5 seconds behind the winner, Meseret Defarof Ethiopia.
In 1997, aged 17, she competed in France for her first overseas races. She was selected to represent Kenya at the
2001 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, where she finished eight. She competed at the IAAF World Cross Country Championshipsbetween 2002 and 2006, the best result being short race bronze medals in 2002 and 2005.
In March 2006 she won the same distance at the Commonwealth Games. In April the same year she won the silver medal in the team competition at the World Cross Country Championships, having finished 10th in the short race, a distance in which she won bronze medals in 2002 and 2005.
She is married to
David Maina, who is also a runner and competes in road racing. She is manged by Gwenaël Vigotand coached by Veronique Billat.
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