Ugandan long-distance runner who won gold in the marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London as well as gold in the marathon at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.
He quit sports from 2004-2006 to focus on his education.
He looked up to John Akii-Bua, the only previous Ugandan Olympic gold medalist.
His parents were subsistence farmers, and he is the youngest of seven children.
Actor Phill Lewis is also from Uganda.