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  • Benard Kimeli

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Benard Kimeli
    • Racing name: Benard Kimeli
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 09 October 1995
    • Born in: Marakwet (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2014
    • Personal best (selection): 10K: 27:18 Paderborn (GER), 2017; 10000m: 28:09.46 Ostrava (CZE), 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: First international race in: will make international debut in 2017
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    SELECTED HONORS

    The winner of Wurzburg 10k — 28:18 Wurzburg (GER), 2017

    The winner of Paderborn 10k — 27:18 Paderborn (GER), 2017

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Golden Spike Ostrava Meeting, Ostrava (CZE) — 5th (as pacemaker) 28:09,46 PB

    Paderborn 10k, Paderborn (GER) — 1st, 27:18 WL, CR, PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #BenardKimeli #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting the house, lives alone
    • Single
    • Coached by Dan Ngetich
    • Trains in a group of 15 upcoming athletes together with Edwin Kiptoo, Geoffrey Kipyego, Philip Tarbei.
    • Ran to school 7 km each way, for period of 8 years
    • Has 2 brothers and 7 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family. His youngest brother, Dorcas Kimeli competes in steeple chase
    • Enjoys reading the Bible.
    • Professional goals: to improve with every race
    • Dream: to have a good family and achieve good quality life
    • Favorite training types: speed work 10 times 2000 m, and fartleks
    • Trains on dirt-roads and tarmac
    • Strength training: does regularly
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 130 km
    • Longest long run: 35 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 11 sessions
    • Favorite foods: fruits, ugali
    • Would like to invest his money in building property, rental houses
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Fred Kiprop (marathon PB 2:06:47), Eliud Kipchoge (2016 Olympic Champion in marathon, PB 2:03:05), Paul Tergat (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:04:55)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic
    • Interesting facts: Paused training for one year (November 2015 - November 2016) in order to serve in Tsavo National Park (TNP), recruiting wild animals. From November 2016, he has been assisting TNP occasionally
    • Appreciates and follows advice given to him by Paul Tergat and Fred Kiprop

    TYPICAL DAY

    4:50  wakes up and prays

    5:10  takes tea and prepares breakfast

    6:00  training

    8:00  breakfast

    9:30  relaxation

    10:30  takes shower, prepares lunch

    11:30  lunch

    12:00  watching TV, relaxing

    14:00  visiting friends

    16:30  second training (about 45 min jogging)

    17:30  takes shower

    17:45  goes for shopping

    18:30  prepares supper

    20:00  supper

    21:00  chatting with friends; prays before retire for the night

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  • Festus Talam

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Festus Talam
    • Racing name: Festus Talam
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 20 October 1994
    • Born in: Baringo (altitude 1,800m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2014
    • Personal best (selection): 
      10K: 28:19, Verbania (ITA), 2015
      Half marathon: 1:00:56, Verbania (ITA), 2015
      Marathon: 2:06:26 (debut), Eindhoven (NED), 2016
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Marathon
    • First international race in: Great Ocean Road Marathon 6K, Gold Coast (AUS), 2013
    • adidas athlete since: 2014

    Selected Honors

    The winner of the DLL Marathon Eindhoven — 2:06:26, Eindhoven (NED), 2016

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Olomouc Half Marathon, Olomouc (CZE) — 4th, 1:04:19

    Rotterdam Marathon, Rotterdam (NED) — 4th, 2:07:10

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    DLL Marathon Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NED) — 1st, 2:06:26

    Rotterdam Marathon, Rotterdam (NED) — pace-making to 35K at 2:05 pace

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Eindhoven Marathon, Eindhoven (NED) — pace-making to 32K at 2:05 pace

    Usti nad Labem Half Marathon, Usti nad Labem (CZE) — 4th, 1:01:34

    Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon, České Budějovice (CZE) — 4th, 1:05:42

    Lago Maggiore Half Marathon, Verbania (ITA) — 2nd, 1:00:56 PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #FestusTalam #RunCzechRacing
    • Engaged
    • Lives with his future wife Sylvia Jeruto and daughter Jelagat
    • Self-coached
    • Training in different groups, based on his training programme
    • Ran to school 10 km each way, for period of 8 years
    • Has 4 brothers and 4 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Didn’t enjoy running first years
    • Enjoys looking after animals, watching movies (prefers action movies)
    • Professional goals: to become a Top level runner and bring value to athletics
    • Dream: to become a successful businessmen
    • Favorite training type: speed work 5-7 times 1600-2000 m
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: does some exercises by himself on Sundays
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 130 km
    • Longest Long Run: 38 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 8 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, green vegetables, fruits
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Chelsea football club
    • Favorite players: Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi, Mesut Ozil
    • Favorite athletes: Eliud Kipchoge, (2016 Olympic Champion in marathon, PB 2:03:05), Geofrey Mutai (the Winner of 2011 Boston Marathon, 2012 Berlin Marathon, 2013 London Marathon, PB 2:03:02), Ezekiel Kemboi (two times Olympic Champion and four times World Champion in steeplechase, PB 7:55:76)
    • Enjoyed his many visits of Prague – especially hospitable people and tasty food

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:30  wakes up, takes a glass of water before training

    6:00  training

    9:00  breakfast, tea with milk and bread

    9:30  nap or relaxation

    13:00  shower and lunch

    14:00  massage (3 times a week), socializing with friends

    21:00  supper

    22:00  retires for the night

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  • Mathew Kimeli

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Full name:  Mathew Kipkorir Kimeli
    Racing name:  Mathew Kimeli
    Nationality:  Kenya
    Date of birth:  04 Jan 1998
    Born in:  Keiyo, Kenya (altitude 2,300 above sea level)
    Resident of:  Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    Personal best (selection): 
    10,000: 27:14.43, Ostrava (CZE), 2017
    10K: 27:11, Prague (CZE), 2017
    15K: 42:00, Le Puy en Velay (FRA), 2017
    Specializes in:  Road races
    First international race:  Golden Spike Track Meeting, Ostrava (CZE), 2017
    adidas athlete since:  2017

    SELECTED HONORS

    The winner of the 2017 Le Puy en Velay 15K with a competition record – 42:00

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)
    Prague Grand Prix 10K, Prague (CZE) — 2nd, 27:11; WJB, PB
    Golden Spike Track Meeting, Ostrava (CZE) — 2nd, 27:14.43; PB
    Le Puy en Velay 15K, Le Puy en Velay (FRA) – 1st, 42:00; CR, PB

    BEYOND THE STATS
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  • Rhonex Kipruto

    GENERAL INFORMATION


    Full name:  Rhonex Kipruto
    Racing name:  Rhonex Kipruto
    Nationality:  Kenya
    Date of birth:  12 October 1999
    Born in:  Keiyo, Kenya (altitude 2,300 above sea level)
    Resident of:  Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level)

    Personal best (selection): 
    10,000: 28:56.5, Eldoret (KEN), 2017
    10K: 27:13, Prague (CZE), 2017

    Specializes in:  Road races
    First international race:  Birell Prague Grand Prix 10K, Prague (CZE), 2017
    adidas athlete since:  2017

    2018 RESULTS (SELECTION)
    African Cross Country Championships 8K (Juniors), Chief (ALG) – 1st, 25:01
    Kenya National Cross Country Championships (Juniors), Nairobi (KEN) — 2nd, 22:31

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)
    Birell Prague Grand Prix 10K, Prague (CZE) — 3rd, 27:13; PB
    Africa Junior Championships Trials (10,000m), Eldoret (KEN) – 1st, 28:56.5; PB

    BEYOND THE STATS
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  • Joyciline Jepkosgei

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Joyciline Jepkosgei
    • Racing name: Joyciline Jepkosgei
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 08 December 1993
    • Born in: Nandi, Kenya (altitude 2000m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2015
    • Personal best (selection): 
      10000m: 31:28.28, Durban (RSA), 2016
      10k: 30:04, Prague (CZE), 2017, WORLD RECORD 
      15k: 45:37, Prague (CZE), 2017, WORLD RECORD
      20k: 1:01:25, Prague (CZE), 2017, WORLD RECORD
      Half marathon: 1:04:52, Prague (CZE), 2017, WORLD RECORD
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon (CZE), 2016
    • adidas athlete since: 2016

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Rak Half Marathon, Ras al-Khaimah (UEA) — 3rd, 1:06:08
    Prague Half Marathon, Prague - 1st, 1:04:52, PB, WR

    Holder of 4 World Records:10k: 30:04, Prague (CZE), 2017 20k: 1:01:25, Prague (CZE), 2017 15k: 45:37, Prague (CZE), 2017 Half marathon: 1:04:52, Prague (CZE), 2017

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Marseille Cassis 20k, Marseille (FRA) — 1st, 1:07:02 PB, competition record

    Birell Prague Grand Prix, 10k, Prague (CZE) — 2nd, 31:08 PB

    IAAF African Championships, 10000m, Durban (RSA) — 3rd, 31:28.28 PB

    IAAF Kenyan National Championships, 10000m, Nairobi (KEN) — 3rd, 32:35.82 at altitude

    Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, Karlovy Vary (CZE) — 1st, 1:09:07 PB, competition record

    2016 Armed Forces Championship (5000m), Nairobi (KEN) — 2nd, 15:40.0h at altitude

    Nairobi Half marathon, Nairobi (KEN) — 2nd, 1:09:09 at altitude PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #JoycilineJepkosgei #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives with her husband Nicholas Koech
    • Coached by husband Nicholas Koech
    • Trains partially in Wilson Kipsang’s group
    • Ran to school 2 km each way, for period of 10 years
    • Has 2 brothers and 3 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys reading Bible
    • Professional goals: to perform consistently well, break course records
    • Dream: to help family to have a better life
    • Favorite training type: long run 20-25K
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Doesn’t do any strength training
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 150-180 km
    • Longest Long Run: 30 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 14 sessions
    • Favorite foods: green vegetables, fruit juice
    • Would like to invest her earnings in real estate, to build a camp and develop talented children
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Joyce Chepkirui (the winner of the 2015 Amsterdam Marathon 2:24:11), Mercy Cherono (2013 World Championships Silver medallist, 5000m. 5000m PB 14:34:10)
    • Was in Czech Republic twice due to participation in the Birell Prague Gran Prix 10k and Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half marathon
    • Enjoyed hospitality of RunCzech team, beautiful architecture, local food

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:40  wakes up, doesn’t take any food before training

    6:00  training

    7:00  breakfast, tea with milk, some bread, banana or batata

    8:00  nap or just relaxation

    10:20  second training (40-50 minutes jogging)

    11:20  relaxation, then preparing lunch

    13:00  lunch

    14:00  relaxation

    16:00  jogging and some exercises

    18:00  shower and preparing supper

    19:30  supper

    20:40  retires for the night

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