Iten

Iten

Iten is a town in Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is located along the road Eldoret and Kabarnet. Elgeyo escarpment and Kerio River are located east of Iten. The town has a population of 4000

It forms a common local authority (Iten/Tambach town council) with Tambach, a small town in the vicinity. Iten/Tambach is capital of the Keiyo District.

St. Patrick's High School is located in Iten. The school has, over the last 30 years, produced world-class long distance athletes and is preferred by many promising Kenyan runners. Some of the alumni include Ibrahim Hussein, winner of three Boston Marathons and one New York City Marathon; Peter Rono, a 1988 Olympic gold medalist at 1,500 meters; Wilson Boit Kipketer, a 1997 world champion and 2000 Olympic silver medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

The town hosts the high altitude training centre, HATC [2], founded by Lornah Kiplagat.

External links

  • http://www.geocities.com/hatc99/where.htm
  • http://www.lornah.com/info.htm

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