Rwandan long-distance runner who raced within the Olympic 5000 meters, 10000 meters and Marathon occasions. He produced his competitive worldwide debut within the 1988 5000 meters. He established a nationwide record by contending in five Olympic video games (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004). He was raised along with his siblings in Kibuye, Rwanda. He was defeated by Haile Gebrselassie within the 1996 Olympic 10,000 meters.