is a professional runner who competes in events ranging from the 3,000-meter to
the half-marathon. Both his birth parents were born in Tanzania, but Sydney was
raised in Orange, California by his adoptive family.
found his passion for running in high school and received a scholarship to
attend DII college Adams State University. As a student, he became a seven-time
NCAA champion and the second-fastest 5,000-meter runner in DII history with a
time of 13:29:31. This ambitious time also classified him as the 5,000-meter
record-holder for his university.
Sydney runs with Roots Running Project, a professional running team based in
Boulder, Colorado. He looks forward to continuing to train with his team and
hopes to race a competitive half-marathon in the near future.