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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 August 2005, 11:03 GMT 12:03 UK
Son renamed after Kenyan's gold
Benjamin Limo
Limo's victory was not expected
Kenyan athlete Benjamin Limo has renamed his new-born son Helsinki following his victory in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships.

Limo's wife Margaret said she told her husband he had to win the race in honour of his son, who was born last Monday - six days before the race.

When Limo duly delivered the gold medal, they agreed to stop calling their son Tony and rename him Helsinki.

Limo's victory in the Finnish capital was seen as a shock.

He won silver in the 1999 championships.

"I called him soon after delivering our first baby boy at Eldoret Family Care Hospital and gave him the challenge to win him a gold medal," Margaret told the Standard newspaper.

The couple have three girls.



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