Ben Jipcho

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Benjamin Wabura Jipcho (1 March 1943 – 24 July 2020) was a Kenyan track and field athlete. He won the silver medal in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1] He was born in Mount Elgon District, Western Province in Kenya.

Jipcho died on 24 July 2020 from prostate cancer at a hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, aged 77.[2]

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  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ben Jipcho". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 31 January 2012.
  2. Ben Jipcho, Olympic silver medalist who played role in 1968 upset of Jim Ryun, dies at 77

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