What you didn't know about the Kenyan successful athlete;

Mary Moraa biography, birth place, networth, family age and success in Athletics career.

Oct 4, 2023 - 22:04
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What you didn't know about the Kenyan successful athlete;
Mary Moraa in a past event


early life;

Mary Moraa was born on 15 June 2000 to Magaret Otwori and Tom Basweti,at Ichuni ward, Nyaribari Masaba Kisii county. Her early life was marked with missery after the loss of her parents at the tender age of two years. Moraa lost her parents; her mother, died first before her father followed within weeks of her mother's demise.This heartbreaking loss left her in the care of grandparents in Kisii County. It was in this humble setting that Moraa’s incredible journey began.


 As a young girl, Moraa ivolved herself in athletics games in school just like other children growing up in the village. The experience was tough, but it turned out to be the perfect grooming ground for the now World Record holder. In 2015, Moraa joined Ibacho High School in Kisii. The school’s principal, Zablon Oginda, recognized her immense athletic potential and enrolled her in the boarding section, allowing her to focus on her training and studies simultaneously. However, her journey saw another twist when Oginda was transferred, leading Moraa to transfer to Mogonga PAG Secondary School. This is where her talent flourished further.

net worth

 Moraa’s consistent performance and record-breaking have earned her medals, endorsements and sponsorships, contributing significantly to her net worth.With the current estimation of her net worth of approximately 50 million Kenyan Shillings, Moraa has joined the ranks of Kenya’s elite millionaires. Standing close with other world record holders like Hellen Obiri. From being orphaned at a young age to becoming a record-breaking athlete.

Personal information

Mary Moraa is married to Mr. Richard Kipchirchir, Coached by; Alex Sang and As she continues to break records and chase her dreams, her legacy in Kenyan athletics is one that will endure for generations to come.

Achievements and titles

Highest world ranking; 1st (800 m, 2023)

Personal best(s)

1. 800 m: 1:56.03 (2023)

2. 400 m: 50.44 NR (2023)

3. 800 m: 2:00.61i (2023)

Medal record

Women's athletics

World Championships

Gold medal – first place 2023 Budapest 800 m

Bronze medal – third place 2022 Eugene 800 m

Diamond League

First place 2022 800 m

Commonwealth Games

Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham 800 m

African U20 Championships

Gold medal – first place 2019 Abidjan 400 m

World Youth Championships

Silver medal – second place 2017 Nairobi 400 m

Meanwhile, Moraa was enlisted in the Administration Police Service as a Police Constable in 2021 and currently serves under the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) responsible for emergency response to public disorders.

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