Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Police Officer
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up running while at Kaptinga Primary School in Kenya.
|Why this sport?
||He followed his father into the sport.
|Club / Team
||Kenya Police: Kenya
|Name of coach
||David Letting [personal]
|Hero / Idol
||Kenyan middle distance runner David Kebenei [his father], Kenyan distance runner Kipchoge Keino, Moroccan middle distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj. (IAAF, 29 Aug 2015; kenyanrunner.com, 07 Feb 2012)
||He competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London despite suffering a hamstring injury during his last day of training in Kenya before travelling to the Games. (xinhuanet.com, 09 May 2013)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"I learn to always give my best." (Facebook profile, 05 Jun 2016)
|Awards and honours
||He was named Most Promising Sportsman at the 2007 Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Kenya. (worldsportnewstoday.com, 17 Feb 2016)
||His father David Kebenei finished fourth in the 1500m at the 1987 African Games in Nairobi, Kenya, and his younger brother Victor Kipchirchir Kebenei has competed in athletics [1500m] at international level. (IAAF, 29 Aug 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 10 May 2013; nation.co.ke, 08 Aug 2009)
||To win a gold medal in the 1500m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (standardmedia.co.ke, 21 Dec 2015)
He has worked as a presidential escort for Kenya Police. (mygov.go.ke, 02 Sep 2015)