- The renown 3000m steeplechaser Emmanuel Rotich is not only talented but prudent. He expresses his intention in real estate development. He aims at the world’s biggest sporting stage, the Olympics.
The 23-year-old Elite comes from a humble background in Sotik village, Bomet County. He encountered numerous challenges in his early life; growing up in a remote village, running was a big part of his life.
His dreams found a home at Tulane University where he has been running and drawing since 2015. Rotich is known for winning cross-country awards which have earned him a title as the captain. On Oct. 25, he earned a first-place finish in the 2018 American Athletic Conference Championships at Audubon Park, defending his title from 2017. Rotich was also named the AAC Runner of the Year for the second straight year.
The veteran traces the architectural passion to his childhood days. He loved drawing houses, buildings and marveled at the finished pieces. “I’d go to someone’s house and say, ‘Can I draw your house?’ And I’d draw it exactly the way it looked. Rotich’s plans to concentrate on athletics for now, but his long term plan is focusing on real estate.
“I am certain to accomplish these. Back in Kenya, I have been researching sustainable solid waste management in Bomet.“I am also building a recycling center and I am doing the projects through my organization called GreenWave Sustainability Initiative,” he said.“I want to become a real estate developer and come up with sustainable green solutions”
He is determined to get there and he has great role models. His focus, enthusiasm, and disciple will certainly take him places.“There is still a lot to be done. I’m not yet where I want to be.” He uses such statements as a daily reminder. Indeed, he is unstoppable.