Eliud Kipchoge is a long-distance runner best known for marathon and 5000-metre racing. After claiming the title of the world marathon record with an impressive time of 2:01:39, it is clear that Eliud is a committed and driven sportsman with a desire to succeed.
Eliud found his talent for long-distance running as a young boy in Kenya. Every day he ran two miles to school, building the stamina that is needed in his beloved sport today. When he was 16 years old Eliud met Patrick Sang, who would become his trainer and help him to make great achievements in his youth career. Eliud’s first major competition came in 2002, winning the Kenyan trials during the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships junior race. This win earned Eliud the exposure he needed in the world of athletics and he went on to claim many more victories.
In 2003 Eliud set his first world record, setting the junior record for the 5000m race competing at the Bislett Games, a record which stood as the African Junior Record until 2012- an impressive 9-year record. A year later Eliud had the opportunity to compete in his first Olympic Games, claiming his first Olympic bronze at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in the 5000m race. This winning continued for the next few years claiming bronze at the 2006 World Championships, winning the San Silvestre Vallecana road race, silver at the 2007 World Championships and finally claiming silver in the 5000m race at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
His next victory was claimed in 2010, winning in the 5000m race at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix. This win was prominent for Eliud as it allowed him to make his debut in the 2010 IAAF Diamond League. He also claimed his first silver Commonwealth medal in 2010, competing in the 5000m race at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Eliud’s next great achievement was made in 2013, making his marathon running debut. He competed in the Humburg Marathon, taking the title and setting a new course record.
2016 was a prominent year for Eliud. He competed in the London Marathon, winning for the second consecutive year along with becoming the second-fastest marathon runner in history. Eliud also competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where he claimed another gold for his collection in the marathon. Two years later Eliud competed in the 2018 London Marathon, running alongside stars such as Mo Farah and Daniel Wanjiru Eliud impressively took the gold medal.
Eliud’s greatest achievement was also made in 2018 during the Berlin Marathon. Eliud won the Berlin Marathon, finishing with an impressive time of 2:01:39 which broke the world record. Eliud broke the record by one minute and 18 seconds, a prominent achievement as it was the greatest improvement in the world record time made since 1967.
With such a broad winning history, Eliud is the perfect candidate for an Olympic speaker at your next event. Both a passionate and driven sportsman, Eliud is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on an audience of any size.
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