Today we pay tribute to
Brimin Kipruto born 31 July 1985 is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 meters steeplechase. Kipruto was born in Korkitony, Keiyo District. He holds a personal best of 7:53.64 minutes which is the second fastest time ever run and the African Record.
At the 2001 World Youth Championship in Athletics in Debrecen Hungary he finished second in steeplechase. He cleared high school in 2003 the same year he competed at the African Junior Championships in Cameroon and won a silver medal.
At the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics he competed in 1500 instead of steeplechase and finished third. The same year he finished 2nd at the Kenyan Olympic trials, he participated in the 2004 Olympic Games and came won a silver medal in this race.
In the 2005 World Championship in Helsinki he won a bronze medal in the same event. At the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Final. In 2006 he finished sixth at the World Athletics Final. In 2007, he won the gold medal in the steeplechase at the World Championships in Osaka. He qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was able to take away a gold medal in the same event. In the 2009 World Championships, he finished seventh.
In 2010 IAAF Diamond League, he took two wins in Athletissima and in the Areva Meeting. He entered the 2010 Commonwealth Games with the fastest mark of the year (8:00.90), but only managed third place behind Richard Mateelong and Ezekiel Kembooi as part of a Kenyan medal sweep.
He competed in the short race at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country and finished third behind Eliud Kipchoge and Asbel Kiprop.