When I had no shoes I was comfortable - I used to run barefoot. When I wore shoes it was difficult. To run in shoes was ok, but at the beginning of my career it was hard.
In the rainy season, sometimes to get to the first lesson we had to run really quick, because we had to cross the river to school and we'd have to go up and down the bank to find a place to cross because there is no bridge.
I want to avoid injuries by running only road.
This hand is not very active always, because it was in this hand that I carried my books. My carrying hand was always my strongest. Now I think my other hand has developed more muscles from signing all those autographs.
Athletics is in my blood.
I always tell young athletes the same thing, 'Wherever you go, whatever you do, what must your top priority be? Running.'
Athletes have to be confident and I am thinking like that.
Since I achieved something, running has exploded in my country. For me sometimes it is difficult even to know who the athletes are who are competing at the highest level. There are thousands.
In the marathon a crazy athlete can just keep pushing from the beginning, at a championship you don't need a time just to win the race.
I'm a runner first before anything else.
He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us. Even me, he could always catch me.
I used to run to school, 10k every day. And this at altitude, perfect preparation, really.
I was the kind of child who worked hard every day with the cows and sheep - I was a very aggressive boy.
That is not enough. Sport has been great for me, a great learning place that if you want to achieve you can, even if you are from the poorest part of Africa.
When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.
The more you are getting older, you lose a little something. Of course there is another advantage, because of your long experience you can use it.