Marathon runner who has won notable races like the Boston Marathon and the Almond Blossom Cross Country. He is also a cross country runner who won gold medals representing Kenya at the 2007 and 2009 World Cross Country Championships.
He attended Marakwet High School and raced as a junior at the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
He beat the Boston Marathon record by almost three minutes in 2011 with a time of 2:03:06.
He has a daughter named Aisha with Florence Kiplagat.
He and fellow Kenyan Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot have both won the Boston Marathon.