KIPRUTO Brimin < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Kenya   
Gender Men
Born 31 Jul 1985 in Korkitony, KEN
Height1.75 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Three children
Other names Firmin Kipruto
Residence Korkitony, KEN
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up running in 1999 while he was at Korkitony Primary School in Kenya.
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Kenya
General Interest
Hero / Idol Kenyan distance runner Moses Kiptanui. (allafrica.com, 31 Jul 2011)
Injuries He missed the 2011 Diamond League event in Zurich, Switzerland, because of an Achilles tendon injury. (letsrun.com, 09 Sep 2011)
Other information ACCIDENTAL NAME CHANGE
He was born with the given name Firmin, but when he went to apply for a birth certificate to get his first passport in 2001, the clerk mistakenly transcribed his name as Brimin. "I saw it was entered in the computer so I thought I had to stay with what they wrote." (IAAF, 23 Aug 2007)