Julius Yego

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Birthday
4, 1989
Birthplace
Kenya
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1989 (age 30)
Birthplace
Kenya

About

Kenyan javelin thrower who, in 2013, set a national record in the event with a distance of 85.40 meters. He is the winner of such events as the 2012 African Championships in Athletics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Before Fame

He was inspired to pursue javelin throwing after seeing videos of great throwers like Jan Zelezny on YouTube. He won the national junior title in 2006.

Trivia

In 2011, he became the first Kenyan to win the javelin throwing title at the All-Africa Games.

Family Life

He is the fourth of seven children born to his parents. His older brother Henry Kiprono is also a javelin thrower.

Associated With

He beat out Trinidadian Olympic gold medalist Keshorn Walcott at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.