Sport Specific Information
|Club / Team
|Tanzania People's Defence Forces: Tanzania
|Why this sport?
|He was influenced to take up athletics because he used to run to and from school in his youth.
|Name of coach
|Zacharia Gwandu [national]
|When and where did you begin this sport?
|He grew up running at home.
|COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD MEDAL
He became the second Tanzanian athlete to win a Commonwealth Games marathon gold medal, after Gidamis Shahanga. (thisday.co.za, 28 Sep 2010)
He has been a part if various humanitarian projects, such as the 2006 World Food Programme walk, which he led. This programme was in aid of fighting child hunger. The five-day walk included climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. He said, "In the 21st century, the most important thing for a child is to learn to read and write. We owe it to our children to give them basic education and nourishing food in their life when they need this the most. Our children are the future of our country." (thisday.co.za, 28 Sep 2010)