Olympic gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich

When Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich aced past Kenyan favourites Wilson Kipsang and Abel Kirui to win gold in the London Olympics in 2012, the whole world was stunned. And so was Kiprotich because he admitted later in an interview that he thought an Ethiopian or a Kenyan would win.

Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics is here, can the man from Kapchorwa replicate his London success in Brazil? Don't miss his showcase in the marathon on Sunday 21 August on SuperSport 4 on your DStv decoder which you can now buy online at special discounted rates on our DStv Duuka (includes free shipping)

As you cheer on Kiprotich, here are five things you might not know about this Olympian: