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Kenya's first Winter Olympian

In 1998, a farmer called Philip Boit competed in the gruelling cross-country skiing event.

In 1998, a Kenyan farmer called Philip Boit became one of the first Africans to compete in the Winter Olympics. In the 10-kilometre cross-country skiing final he faced the legendary Norwegian, Bjorn Daehlie. It was a race that would unite the two athletes and inspire future Winter Olympians across Africa. This programme was first broadcast in 2014.

PHOTO: Bjorn Daehlie and Philip Boit (Getty Images)

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Mon 24 Feb 2020 03:50GMT

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