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Thomas Saisi (born 19 July 1945) is a retired Kenyan 800 metres runner who finished seventh at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He also competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics. [1]

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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

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His personal best time was 1.46.3 minutes, achieved in September 1971 in Munich.

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References

  1. "Thomas Saisi". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 March 2016.