|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Born||July 24, 1980|
Bungei is from Kabirirsang, a village near Kapsabet. He is a second cousin to Kenyan-born Danish former athlete Wilson Kipketer. Bungei is based near Verona, Italy during track season. He is married to Priscah Bungei with two sons (as of 2008) .
He graduated from Samoei High School in 1998. Bungei's 1:47.53 at the 1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics won a silver medal for 800m.
Bungei's 1:44.55 at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics in Edmonton, gained him the silver medal for 800m, finishing behind Andre Bucher. Bungei was ranked No.1 in the world over 800m in 2002 and 2003. In 2002 at Rieti, Bungei ran his personal best of 1:42.34, which made him the fifth fastest runner in the history of the event. Bungei represented his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
He also won the 800m at the 2006 World Indoor Championships in Athletics in Moscow where he defeated Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and Olympic Champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy in the course of the race.
He was part of the 4x800 m relay team who currently holds the world record, running a 7:02.43 at Brussels, Belgium on August 26, 2006.
- ↑ Phillips, Mitch; Ed Osmond. "Bungei wins 800 meters for Kenya", Reuters, 2008-08-23. Retrieved on 2008-08-24.
- ↑ The Standard, September 28, 2008: Olympic 800m champ Bungei, made Nandi warrior