Kenyan Female Won Her First Marathon In 1973 While Barefoot & Wearing Nothing But A Petticoat


Meet Sabina Chebichi. Born on 13/05/1959, she won her first marathon in 1973 while barefoot and wearing nothing but a Petticoat. Sabina went on to become the first Kenyan female athlete to win a medal at Commonwealth Games in 1974.

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Sabina went on to become the 1st Kenyan female athlete to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in

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Sabina Chebichi won the bronze medal in the 800m at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the first Kenyan female athlete to do so.

She won her first marathon while barefoot and wearing nothing but a petticoat in 1973, when she was born on June 13, 1959.

She made a splash in 1971 when she won her first race while running barefoot in her P.E. kit, earning her the moniker “Petticoat Princess.”

Sabina went on to become the first Kenyan woman to win a Commonwealth Games medal in 1974.


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