Kiprotich doesn’t regret dumping school for athletics

Kiprotich kneels and raises his hands in celebration on Sunday. Photo by AFP

What you need to know:

Full name: Stephen Kiproitich
Races: (3,000m, 3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m, 10,000m, cross-country and marathon)
Place of birth: Kapchorwa, Uganda
Date of birth: 27-02-1989
Weight: 54kgs

In just two hours, eight minutes and one second, Stephen Kiprotich sealed his place in world sports history on Sunday. He is an Olympic champion. For Uganda, the runner ended the country’s 40-year wait for an Olympic gold medal.

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