The following are Guinness World Records held by Kenya
In the vast landscapes of Kenya, a land brimming with natural beauty and cultural diversity, remarkable achievements have etched their way into the annals of the Guinness World Records.
From awe-inspiring athletic feats to extraordinary talents, Kenya has cemented its place on the global stage of record-breaking accomplishments.
Kenya’s Record-Breaking Bird Count in 24 Hours
In a remarkable feat of birdwatching prowess, Kenya proudly holds the prestigious Guinness World Record for the highest number of bird species spotted within a single day.
This extraordinary achievement took place in November 1986 during the renowned Birdwatch Kenya 86 event.
To this day, Kenya proudly holds the Guinness World Record, a testament to the country’s rich natural heritage and the remarkable dedication of its birdwatching community.
The record serves as an inspiration for future generations of bird enthusiasts and underscores the importance of preserving Kenya’s diverse ecosystems for the countless bird species that call it home.
Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge
In a remarkable chapter of human perseverance and lifelong learning, Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge etched his name into the prestigious Guinness Book of Records in 2004.
At the astounding age of 84 years, Maruge became the oldest person to ever embark on the journey of primary education.
Undeterred by the passing years, Maruge fearlessly walked through the doors of Kapkenduiyo Primary School in Eldoret, Kenya, ready to embrace the transformative power of knowledge.
Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge
With an unwavering determination, he enrolled in Class 1, igniting a journey that would inspire generations to come.
Tragically, Maruge’s dream of completing Class 8 was cut short when he passed away in 2009.
In the world of gastronomy, where flavors dance and dishes delight, Maliha Mohammed stands tall as a remarkable chef who has etched her name into the prestigious Guinness Book of Records.
With an unwavering passion for the culinary arts, she embarked on a remarkable journey, breaking the record for the longest continuous cooking session—a staggering 75 hours.
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Throughout the marathon cooking session, Maliha demonstrated her versatility, creativity, and mastery of diverse cuisines.
Eliud Kipchoge: Fastest marathon distance
In the realm of marathon running, one name shines brighter than the rest – Eliud Kipchoge.
With unparalleled speed, unwavering determination, and an unyielding spirit, Kipchoge has etched his name in the annals of sporting greatness.
His astonishing achievements have pushed the boundaries of human potential and redefined what was once thought impossible.
On that momentous day of September 16, 2018, at the Berlin Marathon, Kipchoge shattered records and propelled himself into the realm of legends.
With every stride, he propelled himself closer to immortality, crossing the finish line in a mind-boggling time of 2:01:39, earning him the title of the fastest marathoner in history.
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But Kipchoge’s relentless pursuit of greatness did not stop there. On October 12, 2019, in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria, he embarked on a quest that would forever change the course of marathon history.
In a breathtaking display of determination and sheer human resilience, Kipchoge accomplished what was once deemed impossible, he became the first human to run a sub-2 hour marathon.
As the clock ticked, Kipchoge defied the limits of human endurance, covering the 26.2-mile distance in an astonishing time of 1:59:40.
Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the Berlin Marathon
Although his remarkable achievement did not qualify as an official IAAF record due to certain criteria, his sub-2 hour marathon will forever stand as a testament to human potential and the indomitable spirit of a true champion.
Largest desert lake
Nestled in the captivating landscapes of Northwest Kenya, Lake Turkana stands as a true marvel of nature, proudly claiming the title of the largest desert lake in the world.
Lake Turkana, in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya, has a surface area of 6,405 km2 and an average depth of 30.2 m.
It is the fourth largest salt lake in the world and is fed by the Omo, Turkwel and Kerio rivers. There is no outflow from Lake Turkana and the only method of water loss is by evaporation.