PRONUNCIATION: DAY-vid Bar-muh-sahy
AGE: 23 (01Jan89)
PERSONAL BEST: 2:07:18 (Dubai, 2011)
WORLD MARATHON MAJORS:
4Sep11 IAAF World Marathon Championships, Daegu 5th 2:11:39
ADDITIONAL MARATHON HIGHLIGHTS:
21Jan11 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 1st 2:07:18
31Oct10 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 1st 2:10:31
13Dec09 Eldoret Marathon 1st 2:16:00
David Barmasai Tumo won his first three marathons, before competing on the world stage at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu this past fall. His fastest marathon was run in Dubai where he went through the half in 62:46 and finished ahead of his competitors by nearly a minute. His fastest 10K was 28:53 recorded in Appingedam, Netherlands in 2011.
Barmasai says, “I became a runner because I wanted to improve my future.” He is most proud of representing Kenya at the World Championships. At only 23 years of age, Barmasai is on course to become a highly accomplished marathoner. He is married to Winny and the couple has one child, Victor. Barmasai is affiliated with the Global Sports Communication group and is managed by Jos Hermens.