Kenyan runner who is known for specializing in distance based races. He is known for being a multiple NCAA champion collegiate distance runner and is a part of the Skechers running club.
He gained recognition in high school when he attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in New Jersey. He then started running for the University of Oregon. He quickly became the first freshman in Oregon history to win the NCAA National Cross Country Championships.
He was named the Gatorade 2012-2013 National Cross Country Runner of the Year.
He was born in Kenya as a member of the Marakwet tribe which is a sub group of the Kalenjin people.
Other runners also from Kenya who specialize in long distance include Erick Wainaina.