KIPLAGAT Silas < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Kenya   
Gender Men
Born 20 Aug 1989 in Siboh, KEN
Height1.71 m
Weight 48 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up running in 2008.
Why this sport? He was inspired to take up the sport by Kenyan distance runner Sammy Kitwara. "He saw me training at home and took a liking to me, offering to take me with him to Eldoret [Kenya] where I would live with him as I continued training. I wanted to run 10,000m and half marathon like Kitwara and so was doing training suited to long distances, but [Kenyan distance runner Moses] Kiptanui told me I should move to 1500m pointing out that I had a lot of speed."
Club / Team Kenya Prisons: Kenya
Name of coach Renato Canova [personal], KEN
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Kenya
General Interest
Most influential person in career Kenyan distance runner Sammy Kitwara. (letsrun.com, 26 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, Kenyan distance runner Sammy Kitwara. (letsrun.com, 26 Aug 2010)