Making his olympic debut in Beijing Kibet is among the main contenders for gold in the men's marathon.
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Date of Birth: Apr/12/1983
Place of Origin: Kenya
This will be Kibet's olympic debut running for the distinguished Kenyan men's distance team. He is a top contender for a medal in the men's marathon. Kibet won his first international victory as the first Kenyan to win the World Championships marathon since 1987. He ran the marathon in a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 59 seconds.
Kibet was injured by a machete wound during the post election violence and chaos in Kenya earlier this year.