Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Kapkawa Boys High School, Barnigo County, Kenya (1989)


Kenya Air Force (1991-2013) – Rank: Captain. Board member of a number of learning and tertiary institutions in Kenya; Council Member of the Laikipia University College (2010-2012); Founder of the Kenyan all sports annual awards, SOYA awards; Founder and Patron of the Baringo Half Marathon; Member of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission (2005); Athletes’ Representative, NOC- Kenya (2012-2013) & Founder, Paul Tergat Foundation

Sports practiced

Athletics, basketball, volleyball

Sports career

Athletics- track ( 3000m, 5000m & 10,000m), Cross country, Road racing ( 10km, 21km- Half Marathon & 42km- Full Marathon)

World records- Marathon: 2:03:55 (Berlin, 2003); Half marathon- 59:17 (Milan, 1998); 10,000m

(Brussels- 1997 26:27, 85); five times World Cross Country Champion (1995-1999)

Awards and distinctions

UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger- 2005-2014; UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Champion- 2010-2015; 2013: Hall of Fame, Bupa Great North Run, Newcastle, UK; 2013: XVII Premio International Fair Play Award, Rome, Italy; 2011: Honorary Doctorate Degree of the Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya; 2010: Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa), Faculty of Community and Health Sciences of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa

IOC History

Entourage (2014-2015); Athletes’ Entourage Commission (2015-); Communications (2014-); Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2014-2015)