Steeplechase runner who won a gold medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
He attended the Kapsowar Boys Secondary School.
He placed first in the 3,000 meters at the 2011 World Championships.
He was born in Matira, Kenya.
Abel Kirui also represented Kenya at the 2012 Olympics, winning silver in the marathon.