Born and raised in Kenya, Benson migrated to the United States in 2009 to pursue his undergraduate and graduate studies at Butler College and the University of South Dakota. He was also a track and cross country team member representing both colleges. Currently, Benson works as a therapist at Family Service, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD. He is a Level I & II Certified Running Coach and Certified Coaching Instructor for the Road Runners Club of Ameri- ca (RRCA). He is also the Director of Private Coaching at 605 Running Company in Sioux Falls, SD.
Benson is a competitive distance runner specializing in 5k and Marathon distances, representing Skechers Performance, Coros Wear- ables, Maurten Official, UP2U, and 605 Running Company. He was named the 2020 Boston Marathon Honorary Member and placed 17th overall at the 2020 Boston Marathon.
"As a professional in this field, I know that physical activity can play an essential role in mental well-being and relieve symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. While the physical health benefits of exercise are frequently discussed, the link between exercise and mental health is often overlooked. Studies suggest that physical exercise may help ward off mental health symptoms before they start. The 437 Project is a way of bringing awareness to Mental Health."