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  • Edwin Kiptoo

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Edwin Kiptoo Kimutai
    • Racing name: Edwin Kiptoo
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 1998
    • Born in: Kaptarakwa, Kenya (altitude 2600m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2015
    • Personal best (selection): 1500m: 3:38.3h at altitude, Eldoret (KEN), 2016
      5000m: 13:49.9 at altitude Mumias (KEN), 2016
      10,000: 29:48 at altitude, Nakuru (KEN), 2015
      Half marathon: 1:02:55 at altitude, Nairobi (KEN), 2015
    • Specializes in (as of 2016):  Primarily track, partially cross country and road races
    • First international race in: Never raced outside Kenya
    • adidas athlete since: 2016

    SELECTED HONORS

    The winner of Eldoret Track Meeting (1500m) — 3:38.3h PB WJL, Eldoret

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Eldoret Tuskys Cross Country (juniors), Eldoret (KEN) — 2nd, 22:17
    Ndalat Gaa Croos Country (juniors), Eldoret (KEN) — 1st, 24:48 at altitude
    Kenya Junior Trials, 1500m, Nairobi (KEN) — 2nd, 3:39.0h at altitude
    Eldoret Track Meeting 1500m, Eldoret (KEN) — 1st, 3:38.3h PB WJL
    Mumias Track Meeting (5000m), Mumias (KEN) — 4th, 13:49.9 at altitude PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #EdwinKipto #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives with his uncle
    • Engaged to Judy
    • Coached by Dan Ngetich
    • Trains in “Boost Iten” training group
    • Ran to school 1,5 km each way, for period of 7 years
    • Has 8 brother and 3 sister
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys spending time with friends and socializing
    • Professional goals: to break a world record
    • Dream: after finishing running career to become a successful coach
    • Favorite training type: speed work 20 times 400m
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: does some exercises twice a week by himself
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 120 km
    • Longest Long Run: 35 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 8 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, rice
    • Would like to invest his earnings in vehicle business
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Asbel Kiprop (2008 Olympic champion on 1500m, 3 times World champion)
      Wilfred Bunei (2008 Olympic champion on 800m)

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:30  wakes up, doesn’t take any food or water before training

    6:00  training

    7:30  breakfast, tea with milk and ugali

    8:00  nap or relaxation

    10:00 reading novels

    13:30 lunch

    14:00 nap

    16:00 40 minute jogging and exercise or stretching

    17:00 shower and relaxation

    20:00 supper and watching TV

    21:00 retires for the night

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  • Abraham Kipyatich

    10K PB: 27:40, Prague (CZE), 2016
    Half marathon PB: 1:00:03, Berlin (GER), 2015

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Anraham Kapsis Kipyatich
    • Racing name: Abraham Kipyatich
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 10 May 1993
    • Born in: Marakwet (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2012
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 27:40, Prague (CZE), 2016
      Half marathon: 1:00:03, Berlin (GER), 2015
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Course de l’Escalade 7,25 km, Genève (SUI), 2013
    • adidas athlete since: 2016

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Marugame half marathon, Marugame (JPN) — 4th, 1:01:00

    Hapalua Half Marathon, Honolulu (USA) — 3rd (as a pacemaker), 1:05:28

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    B.A.A. Half Marathon, Boston (USA) — 2nd, 1:03:22

    Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon, Ústí nad Labem (CZE) — 3rd, 1:01:40

    Birell Prague Grand Prix, 10k, Prague (CZE) — 1st, 27:40 PB

    Le Puy-en-Velay 15k, Le Puy-en-Velay (FRA) — 2nd, 43:20 PB

    Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon, Prague (CZE) — 7nt, 1:00:16

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Le Puy-en-Velay 15K, Le Puy-en-Velay (FRA) — 2nd, 44:00

    Berlin Half marathon, Berlin (GER) — 5th, 1:00:03 PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #AbrahamKipyatich #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting house, lives with wife Marcy
    • Self-coached
    • Training in a group of about 20 athletes with Willy Kibor (Marathon PB 2:08:32) and Luka Kanda (Marathon PB 2:07:20)
    • Ran to school 5 km each way, for period of 10 years
    • Has 4 brothers and 3 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys watching movies. Favorite movie is “Machachari” (Kenya)
    • Professional goals: to improve results
    • Dream: to assist family and friends and make their life easier and happier
    • Favorite training type: speed work 6 times 400m plus 4 times 600m
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: doesn’t do any strength training, only stretching
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 140 km
    • Longest Long Run: 36 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 8 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Wilson Kipsang (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:03:13), Kenenisa Bekele (World record holder in 10000 m, PB 26:17.53), Haile Gebrseilassie (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:03:13)
    • Enjoyed hospitality of RunCzech team during his visits in the Czech Republic

    TYPICAL DAY

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

    6:00  training

    9:00  shower and breakfast, tea with milk and chapatti (flat bread)

    10:00  massage (twice a week)

    11:00  nap

    12:00  lunch

    13:00  relaxation

    15:00  second training

    16:00  watching movies, socializing with friends

    20:00  supper

    21:00  retires for the night

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  • Benard Kimeli

    12K PB: 36:49 at altitude, Eldoret (KEN), 2016

    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): 12K: 36:49 at altitude, Eldoret (KEN), 2016
    • 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

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    KAAS 12K, Eldoret, KEN — 5th, 36:49 at altitude

    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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  • Donald Mitei

    15K PB: 44: at altitude, Kabarak (KEN)
    2016 Half Marathon PB: 1:02:33 at altitude, Sasumua (KEN), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Donald Kiprop Mitei
    • Racing name: Donald Mitei
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 4 April 1996
    • Born in: Eldama-Ravine (2,100 m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Kapngetuny (2,500 m above sea level)
    • Personal best (selection):
    • 15K: 43:27Karlovy Vary (CZE), 2017
    • Half Marathon: 1:02:11 Karlovy Vary (CZE), 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: MTN Half Marathon, UGA, 2015
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    • Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, Karlovy Vary (CZE) — 6th, 1:02:11 PB

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Sasumua Half Marathon. Sasumua, KEN — 3rd, 1:02:33 at altitude

    Aloha Zane Branson Memorial 15K, Kabarak, KEN — 1st, 44:25 at altitude

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #DonaldMitei #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives with parents
    • Single
    • Self-coached
    • Trains in a group of 90 athletes, among them are Dannis Kimetto (current world record holder in marathon, 2:02:57), Frankline Chepkwony (marathon PB 2:06:11), Amos Mitei (10K PB 27:42 at altitude, brother of Donald Mitei)
    • Ran to school 3 km each way, for period of 4 years
    • Has 4 brothers and 3 sisters
    • Was born in a family loving athletics. His brothers, Amos Mitei and Enok Mitei, both are established athletes
    • Enjoys farming, looking after animals
    • Professional goals: to become a world class marathoner, and win major international events
    • Dream: to be a proud man, to live a well organized and good quality life
    • Favorite training type: speed work 12 times 1000 m; 10 times 800 m; 10 times 600 m
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: doesn’t do strength exercises
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 150 km
    • Longest long run: 30 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 11 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, milk
    • Would like to invest his money in building rental houses, and farming
    • Favorite sports: volleyball. Played while he studied in school, and sometimes visiting local games
    • Favorite athletes: Dannis Kimetto (current record holder in marathon, PB 2:02:57)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:30  wakes up

    6:00  training

    7:15  takes tea with bread or chapatti

    8:00  sleep

    09:30  second training (jogging 10-15 km), stretching

    10:30  takes shower, second breakfast

    11:00  prepares lunch

    12:00  lunch

    13:00  relaxation, nap

    15:00  visiting friend, relatives

    17:30  prepares supper

    19:00  supper

    19:30  watches news or movie

    20:00  retires for the night

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  • Eva Vrabcová

    Half marathon: 1:11:06, Prague, 2016
    Marathon: 2:30:10, Prague, 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová
    • Racing name: Eva Vrabcová
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Date of birth: 6 February 1986
    • Born in: Trutnov, Czech Republic
    • Resident of: Trutnov, Czech Republic
    • Personal best (selection):
      Half marathon: 1:11:06, Prague, 2016
      Marathon: 2:30:10, Prague, 2016
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races, marathon
    • First international race in: Adidas Night Run 10k, Berlin (GER), 2015
    • adidas athlete since: 2015

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Napoli City Half Marathon, Napoli, ITA — 1st, 1:11:54
    Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, Olomouc (CZE) – 5th, 1:12:01

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon, Prague, CZE — 10th, 1:11:06

    Volkswagen Prague Marathon, Prague, CZE — 6th, 2:30:10

    IAAF European Championships (half marathon), Amsterdam, NLD — 8th, 1:12:01

    Olympic Games (marathon), Rio de Janeiro, BRA — 26th, 2:33:51

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #EvaVrabcova #RunCzechRacing
    • Married
    • Lives with husband Martin
    • Coached by husband
    • Trains alone
    • Single child in the family
    • First established athlete in the family. But father was cross-country skier
    • Enjoys taking care of her dog, and cooking for husband
    • Professional goals: to achieve qualifying time for IAAF Gold Label and perform well in World Championships
    • Dream: to build the house, and have a happy life with her husband, child, and her dog Bella.
    • Favorite training type: long run 30 km
    • Trains on different surfaces
    • Strength training: does regularly with her physiotherapist
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 150 - 200 km
    • Longest long run: 42,2 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week:  sessions
    • Favorite foods: chocolate, pasta with cheese, sushi, pizza, lasagne
    • Would like to invest his money in charity for dogs; and running club
    • Favorite sports : cross country ski and swimming – to do, biathlon – to watch
    • Favorite athletes: Tomas Dvorak (former world record holder and three-time world champion in decathlon), Jarmila Kratohvilova (world record holder in 800m, PB 1:53.28),
    • Favorite cross country skier: Manuela Di Centa (two-time Olympic Champion in cross country ski)
    • Never been to Kenya

    TYPICAL DAY

    7:30 wakes up, takes water with lemon

    7:40 first training, about 4km, and stretching

    8:15 breakfast

    8:40 housework

    10:30 second training

    13:00 lunch

    14:00 relaxation, reading, studying “Sport and Health”

    16:00 third training, easy jogging for about 90 minutes

    18:00 shower

    19:00 prepares dinner

    19:30 dinner

    20:00 massage or sauna; studying; watching TV; walking with her dog Bella

    22:30 retires for the night

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  • Evans Cheruiyot

    10K PB: 29:01 České Budějovice (CZE), 2016
    15K PB: 44:55 at altitude, Kabarak (KEN), 2016
    Half Marathon PB: 1:03:18, České Budějovice (CZE), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Evans Cheruiyot
    • Racing name: Evans Cheruiyot
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 24 September 1991
    • Born in: Marakwet, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Eldoret (altitude 2,200m above sea level) – since 2011
    • Personal best (selection):
    • 10K: 28:59 Karlovy Vary (CZE) 2017
    • 15K: 43:24 Karlovy Vary (CZE) 2017
    • Half Marathon: 1:00:59 Karlovy Vary (CZE), 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Kilimanjaro Half marathon, Moshi (TAN), 2013
    • adidas athlete since: 2016

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, Karlovy Vary (CZE) — 4th, 1:00:59 PB

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Standard Chartered Nairobi Half Marathon, Nairobi (KEN) — 5th, 1:03:38 at altitude

    Aloha IAC Test Run – Zane Branson Memorial 15K, Kabarak (KEN) — 6th, 44:29 at altitude PB

    Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon, České Budějovice (CZE) — 5th, 1:03:18 PB

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Eldoret Kass 10K, Eldoret (KEN) — 6th, 30:16 at altitude

    Aloha IAC Test Run – Zane Branson Memorial 15K, Kabarak (KEN) — 10th, 44:55 at altitude

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #EvansCheruiyot #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives in his brother’s house
    • Self-coached
    • Trains in Kimumu group with Wilson Chebet (3 times Winner of Amsterdam marathon, PB 2:05:27)
    • Ran to school 4 km each way, for period of 8 years
    • Has 5 brothers and 3 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys looking after cows
    • Professional goals: to become Top level marathon runner
    • Dream: to be a nurse
    • Favorite training type: loves all types of training
    • Trains on dirt-roads, uses tarmac only occasionally during rain season
    • Doesn’t do any strength training
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 150 km
    • Longest Long Run: 30 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 10 sessions
    • Favorite foods: chapatti, sour milk, ugali
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate, wants to build a cow farm for himself
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Arsenal football club
    • Favorite athletes: Wilson Chebet (3 times Winner of Amsterdam marathon, PB 2:05:27)
    • Was in the Czech Republic once due to participation in the Mattoni Karlovy Vary and Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:50  wakes up, doesn’t take anything 

    6:30  training

    08:30  shower and breakfast, tea with milk, bread or sometimes ugali

    09:30  relaxation, watching TV

    10:30  looking after cows

    12:30  lunch

    13:30  relaxation

    16:00  evening training

    17:00  relaxation

    20:00  supper

    21:30  retires for the night

     

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  • Festus Talam

    10K PB: 28:19, Verbania (ITA), 2015
    Half marathon PB: 1:00:56, Verbania (ITA), 2015
    Marathon PB: 2:06:26 (debut), Eindhoven (NED), 2016

    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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  • Geoffrey Kipyego

    10K PB: 28:45 at altitude, Kericho (KEN), 2015
    Half marathon PB: 1:02:39, Ústí nad Labem (CZE), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Geoffrey Kipyego
    • Racing name: Geoffrey Kipyego
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 17 July 1987
    • Born in: Nandy county, Nduroto village (altitude 2,000m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2012
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 28:45 at altitude, Kericho (KEN), 2015
      Half marathon: 1:02:39, Ústí nad Labem (CZE), 2016
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races, aiming marathon debut this year
    • First international race in: Valencia marathon, 35 km pacing, Valencia (ESP), 2015
    • adidas athlete since: 2015

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Rak Half Marathon, Ras al-Khaimah (UEA) — Pacing women for the world record

    Volkswagen Prague Marathon, Prague (CZE) — 9th, 2:14:54

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon, Ústí nad Labem (CZE) — 7th, 1:02:39 PB

    Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, Olomouc (CZE) — 3rd, 1:06:05

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Aloha IAC Test Run – Zane Branson Memorial 15k, Kabarak (KEN) — 1st, 44:24 PB (at altitude)

    Nairobi Half marathon, Nairobi (KEN) — 3rd, 1:02:58 (at altitude)

    Eldoret Half marathon, Eldoret (KEN) — 2nd, 1:03:07 (at altitude)

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #GeoffreyKipyego #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting house, lives alone
    • Single
    • Coached by Dan Ngetich
    • Boost Iten training group
    • Ran to school 4km each way, for period of 8 years
    • Has 7 brothers and 1 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family. Has 3 promising athletes
    • in the family: 2 brothers Josphat Kirui and Jonan Kogo and 1 cousin Isaak Kipchichir
    • Enjoys watching TV, movie and series
    • (favorite series “Prison break”) and doing exercises
    • Professional goals: to become a marathon runner and break the World record
    • Dream: after finishing career to be a mentor and a coach and develop athletes. To organize his own race
    • Favorite training type: speed work from 200m up to 5000m – in total 10 km and 35 km long run
    • Trains on dirt-roads, using asphalt only for 1 hour uphill run
    • Strength training: uses home local Gym every day for some exercises
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 120-140 km
    • Longest Long Run: 35 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 8 sessions
    • Favorite foods: beef and ugali, greens, fruit salad
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate and family farming
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Chelsea
    • Favorite athletes: Paul Tergat (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:04:55) and Eliud Kipchoge (2016 Olympic Champion in marathon, PB 2:03:05)
    • Was in theCzech Republic twice due to participation in the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon Half Marathon and Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:30  wakes up, doesn’t take any food, only glass of water

    6:00  training

    8:30  shower and breakfast, tea with milk and bread or chapatti

    9:00  nap

    11:00  prepares lunch

    13:00  lunch

    14:00  nap or relaxation then socializing with friends

    20:00  supper

    21:00  retires for the night

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  • Gladys Kimaina

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Gladys Jerop Kimaina
    • Racing name: Gladys Kimaina
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 1 March 1993
    • Born in: Marakwet (2,400 m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Eldoret (2,100 m above sea level) – since 2016
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 31:15, Paderborn (GER), 2017
      15K: 49:21, Le Puy en Velay (FRA), 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): road races
    • First international race in: Paderborn 10K (GER), 2017
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Paderborn 10K, Paderborn (GER) — 1st, 31:15 PB
    Le Puy en Velay 15K, Le Puy en Velay (FRA) — 3rd, 49:21 PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #GladysKimaina #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting house, lives with husband and 2 children
    • Married
    • Coached by Edwin Murer
    • Trains in mixed group with Vivian Cheruiyot, Irine Kiyeng, Eizikel Kemboi
    • Has 2 brothers and 2 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys watching movies and reading magazines
    • Professional goals: to became a famous athlete
    • Dream: to be a coach and develop upcoming athletes
    • Favorite training type: pyramid speed work
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: does from time to time
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 100-120 km
    • Longest long run: 25km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 9 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, green vegetables, fruits
    • Would like to invest his money in building a rental house
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Mike Chemweno, Beatrice Kibor
    • Likes about the Czech Republic: Food, architecture, Průhonický park

    TYPICAL DAY

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

    6:00  training

    8:00  breakfast, tea with milk and bread

    9:00  nap or relaxation

    13:00  lunch

    14:00  walking

    16:00  second training

    17:00  house work and children

    20:30  supper

    22:00  retires for the night

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  • Josphat Kiptis

    10,000m PB: 28:37.1, Bambous (MAU), 2013
    Half marathon PB: 1:00:21, Olomouc (CZE), 2015

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Josphat Kiprop Kiptis
    • Racing name: Josphat Kiptis
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 11 October 1994
    • Born in: Baringo (altitude 1,700m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2009
    • Personal best (selection):
      10,000m: 28:37.1, Bambous (MAU), 2013
      Half marathon: 1:00:21, Olomouc (CZE), 2015
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: African Youth Championships, 3000m, Khartoum (SUD) 2010
    • adidas athlete since: 2015

    SELECTED HONORS

    African Youth Championship Bronze Medalist, 3000m — 8:02:27, Khartoum (SUD), 2010

    Two times winner of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, Olomouc (CZE)

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    New Delhi Half marathon, New Dheli (IND) — 11th, 1:01:19

    Olomouc Half marathon, Olomouc (CZE) — 1st, 1:00:21 PB

    Goteborg Half marathon, Goteborg (SWE) — 3rd, 1:01:30

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #JosphatKiptis #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives with wife Caroline and daughter Tiffan
    • Coached by Santiago Sanz (Spain), 2 times Paralympic silver medallist and 2 times bronze medallist
    • Partly trains alone, partly with various groups.
    • Ran or walked to school 2km each way, for period of 10 years
    • Has 6 brothers and 2 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family. Josphat’s youngest brother Duncan (19 years old) is following his steps
    • Enjoys watching movies, primarily action, listening to gospel music, reading news, spending time with friends
    • Professional goals: to be a Top level athlete and represent Kenya in World Championships and Olympic Games in 10000m
    • Dream: after finishing running career to become a professional coach and train new champions
    • Favorite training type: fartleks (10 times 3 minutes fast / 1 minute slow or 17 times 2 minutes fast / 1 minute slow or 25 times
    • 1 minute fast / 1 minute slow) and long run 25 km
    • Trains on dirt-roads, using asphalt occasionally during rains season when roads are too muddy
    • Strength training: not using Gym, but doing strength exercises by himself twice a week
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 160 km
    • Longest Long Run: 35 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 12 sessions
    • Favorite foods: Ugali, githeri (stew beans with maize)
    • Would like to invest his earnings in farming and have his own shop
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Barcelona, local volleyball
    • Favorite athletes: David Rudisha (two times Olympic Champion and world record holder in 800 m), Augustine Choge (PB in 5000 m 12:53.66)
    • Was in the Czech Republic several times due to participation in RunCzech races
    • Likes about Czech Republic: enjoyed beautiful architecture and caring humble people

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:30  wakes up, doesn’t take any food or water before training

    6:00  training

    8:00  shower and small breakfast, usually just tea with milk

    8:30  nap

    10:30  takes a normal breakfast

    11:00  watching movies and relaxing

    12:30  lunch

    14:00  nap

    15:30  second training

    17:00  massage (1-2 times a week) otherwise socializing with friends

    20:00  supper

    21:00  retires for the night

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  • Josphat Tanui

    10,000m PB: 28:37.4 at altitude, (KEN), 2016
    15K PB: 43:59 at altitude, Kabarak (KEN), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Josphat Kimutai Tanui
    • Racing name: Josphat Tanui
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 4 February 1994
    • Born in: Koibatek, Baringo (1,400 m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Kapngetuny (2,500 m above sea level) – since 2015
    • Personal best (selection):
      10 000 m: 28:37.4 at altitude, (KEN), 2016
      10K: 28:32, Prague (CZE) 2017 15K: 43:00, Prague (CZE) 2017
      Half Marathon: 1:00:38, Prague (CZE) 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Ethiopia Great Run 10K, Addis Ababa (ETH), 2016
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Le Puy en Velay 15K, Le Puy en Velay (FRA) — 6th, 43:41 PB
    Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon, Prague (CZE) – 2nd, 1:00.38 PB

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Kenyan National Championships, 10,000 m, Nairobi, KEN — 10th, 28:37.4 at altitude

    Zane Branson Memorial 15K, Kabarak, KEN — 1st, 43:59 at altitude

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #JosphatTanui #RunCzechRacing
    • Shares a house with other athletes
    • Single
    • Self-coached
    • Trains together with Geoffrey Mutai (marathon PB 2:03:02), Dannis Kimetto (current world record holder in marathon, PB 2:02:57), Frankline Chepkwony (marathon PB 2:06:11)
    • Ran to school 10 km each way, for period of 4 years
    • Has 5 brothers and 4 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys watching movies, and brining the water from the river at home
    • Professional goals: to become world class athlete
    • Dream: to develop upcoming athletes to the top level
    • Favorite training type: all
    • Trains on tarmac and dirt roads
    • Strength training: does regularly
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 140-150 km
    • Longest long run: 30 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 10 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, green vegetables, milk, eggs
    • Would like to invest her money in building rental houses, and school
    • Favorite sports: football. Fan of Arsenal.
    • Favorite athletes: Geoffrey Mutai (marathon PB 2:03:02), Frankline Chepkwony (marathon PB 2:06:11)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:50  wakes up

    6:10  training

    7:45  takes tea and bread or chapatti

    9:00  relaxation, nap

    11:00  prepares lunch

    12:15  lunch

    13:00  relaxation, watching TV

    14:00  shopping, bringing water from the river for washing

    17:00  second training (jogging)

    18:30  takes shower

    18:45  prepares supper 

    20:00  supper

    21:00  retires for the night

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  • Joyciline Jepkosgei

    5000m PB: 15:40.0h, Nairobi (KEN), 2016
    10000m PB: 31:28.28, Durban (RSA), 2016
    10k PB: 31:08, Prague (CZE), 2016
    Half marathon PB: 1:04:52, Prague, 2017

    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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  • Kenneth Keter

    10K PB: 27:50, Prague (CZE), 2016
    Half marathon PB: 59:48, Venlo (NED), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Kenneth Keter
    • Racing name: Kenneth Keter
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 04 August 1996
    • Born in: Kaplolo, Elgeiyo county (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2015
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 27:50, Prague (CZE), 2016
      Half marathon: 59:48, Venlo (NED), 2016
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Prague Gran Prix 10 km, Prague (CZE), 2015
    • adidas athlete since: 2015

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Birell Prague Grand Prix, 10k, Prague (CZE) — 4th, 27:50 PB

    Le Puy-en-Velay 15k, Le Puy-en-Velay (FRA) — 4th, 44:16 PB

    Venlo Half marathon, Venlo (NED) — 2nd, 59:48 PB

    Le Puy-en-Velay 15k, Le Puy-en-Velay (FRA) — 2nd, 43:20 PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #KennethKeter #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting house, lives alone
    • Single
    • Self-coached
    • Training in a big group together with Wilson Kipsang (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:03:13), Geoffrey Ronoh (the winner of the Mattoni Olomouc Half marathon, Half marathon PB 59:45) and Luka Kanda (Marathon PB 2:07:20)
    • Ran to school 3 km each way, for period of 10 years
    • Has 6 brothers and 2 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys watching movies. Favorite movie “DJ Afro” (Kenya)
    • Professional goals: to improve results and perform well in road races in nearest future
    • Dream: to make his family happy
    • Favorite training type: 40 minutes fartlek – 1 minute fast / 1 minute slow
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: does some exercises 3 times a week
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 120-130 km
    • Longest Long Run: 30 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 6 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali and managu (stew greens)
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate and farming
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Manchester United football club, favorite player - Wayne Rooney
    • Favorite athletes: Dennis Kimeto (world record holder in marathon, PB 2:02:57), Edna Kiplagat (two times world champion in marathon, PB 2:19:50)
    • Enjoyed hospitality of RunCzech team, beautiful architecture, local food, especially trdelník

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:00  wakes up, doesn’t take any food or water before training

    6:00  training

    9:00  shower and breakfast, tea with milk and some bread

    9:30  nap

    13:30  lunch

    14:30  massage (twice a week), socializing with friends

    20:30  supper

    22:00  retires for the night

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  • Nicholas Bor

    10K PB: 27:38, Prague (CZE), 2014
    Half marathon PB: 1:00:09, Prague (CZE), 2015

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Nicholas Kipchirchir Bor
    • Racing name: Nicholas Bor
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 27 April 1988
    • Born in: Uasin Gishu (altitude 2,200m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2013
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 27:38, Prague (CZE), 2014
      Half marathon: 1:00:09, Prague (CZE), 2015
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Birrel Prague Grand Prix 10km, Prague (CZE), 2013
    • adidas athlete since: 2013

    SELECTED HONORS

    Winner of Ottawa 10K — 27:55, Ottawa (CAN), 2015

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Ottawa 10K, Ottawa (CAN) — 1st, 27:55 SB

    Lago Maggiore Half Marathon, Verbania (ITA) — 4th, 1:01:37

    Prague Half Marathon, Prague (CZE) — 4th, 1:00:09

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #NicholasBor #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives in the camp
    • Engaged
    • Self-coached
    • Training together with Abel Kirui (two times World Champion in Marathon, PB 2:05:04 ) and Jonathan Maiyo (Marathon PB 2:04:56)
    • Ran to school 4km each way, for period of 10 years
    • Has 1 brother and 3 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys watching movies about love or about war
    • Professional goals: to prove that everything is possible in sport
    • Dream: to be a famous person
    • Favorite training type: speed work 15 times 1000m
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: uses Gym in early phase of training twice a week for period of 1 month
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 120-130 km
    • Longest Long Run: 38 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 10 sessions
    • Favorite foods: Ugali, manaku (stew green vegetables), milk
    • Would like to invest his earnings in property business
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Manchester United football club, favorite player Wayne Rooney, volleyball – fan of local club “AP team”
    • Favorite athletes: Jonathan Maiyo (Marathon PB 2:04:56), Wilson Kipsang (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:03:13), Geoffrey Kamworor (two times world champion in half marathon, PB 58:54)
    • Was in the Czech Republic 5 times, most well-known RunCzech Racing athlete in the Czech Republic
    • Likes about Czech Republic: people, food and beer

    TYPICAL DAY

    6:00  wakes up, doesn’t take any food or water before training

    6:30  training

    9:00  shower and breakfast, usually tea with milk and some bread

    10:00  nap or just relaxing and watching movies

    13:00  lunch

    14:00  relaxation

    16:00  training (has second training 3 times a week)

    18:00  massage (has twice a week)

    21:00  supper

    22:30  retires for the night

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  • Nicodemus Kipkurui

    10K PB: 28:27, Oelde (GER), 2015
    Half Marathon PB: 61:56, Sasumua (KEN), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Nicodemus Kipkurui Kimutai
    • Racing name: Nicodemus Kimutai
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 4 April 1994
    • Born in: Iten (2,400 m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten (2,400 m above sea level)
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 28:27, Oelde (GER), 2015
      Half Marathon: 61:56, Sasumua (KEN), 2016
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Klap Tot Klap Loop Stadskanaal 10K, Stadskanaal (NLD), 2015
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Sasumua Half Marathon. Sasumua, KEN — 1st, 1:01:56 at altitude

    Branssum 10K, Bransum, NLD — 3rd, 28:46

    Rome Marathon. Rome, ITA — pace making to 30K at 2:08 pace

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #NikodemusKimutai #RunCzechRacing
    • Married
    • Lives with wife, Scolah Jemutai
    • Coached by Dan Ngetich
    • Trains in a group of 15 upcoming athletes together with Edwin Kiptoo, Geoffrey Kipyego, Philip Tarbei
    • Ran to school 4 km each way, for period of 8 years
    • Has 8 brothers and 1 sister
    • His brother, Elias, is a 1500 m runner
    • Enjoys watching movies, playing football
    • Professional goals: to break the world record in half marathon
    • Dream: to become a famous athlete
    • Favorite training type: speed work 15 times 600 m
    • Trains on dirt-roads and tarmac
    • Strength training: does regularly
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 200 km
    • Longest long run: 40 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 11 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, milk
    • Would like to invest his money in building rental houses, and support his family and his village
    • Favorite sports: football. Fan of Chelsea. Favorite player Lampard
    • Favorite athletes: Geoffrey Mutai (the winner of Boston, New York, Berlin and London Marathons), Wilson Kipsang (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:03:13)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:30  wakes up, does stretching

    6:00  training

    8:00  nap

    10:00  takes shower

    10:30  breakfast

    11:00  watching movie

    12:00  lunch

    13:00  relaxation, nap

    16:00  second training (about 15-20 km jogging)

    18:00  takes shower, prepare supper

    19:00  supper

    20:00  retires for the night

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  • Philip Tarbei

    3000m PB: 8:04 at altitude, Kericho (KEN), 2016
    5000m PB: 14:14 at altitude, Iten (KEN), 2016
    10K PB: 28:32 (as a half marathon split), Napoli (ITA), 2017
    Half Marathon PB: 1:01:21, Napoli (ITA), 2017

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Philip Kibungei Tarbei
    • Racing name: Philip Tarbei
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 13 February 1994
    • Born in: Cheukta, Barsombe, Eldoret (1,400 m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten (2,400 m above sea level) – since 2014
    • Personal best (selection):
      3000 m: 8:04 at altitude, Kericho (KEN), 2016
      5000 m: 14:14 at altitude, Iten (KEN), 2016
      10K: 28:32 (as a half marathon split), Napoli (ITA), 2017 Half
      Marathon: 1:01:21, Napoli (ITA), 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Napoli City Half Marathon, Napoli (ITA), 2017
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Napoli City Half Marathon, Napoli, ITA — 1st, 1:01:21 (competition record)

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #PhilipTarbei #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting house, lives alone
    • Has a daughter Faith Jepchumba (born in October 2016)
    • Partly self-coached, partly coached by Dan Ngetich. Likes to train alone. Main training mate Shadrak Korir
    • Ran to school 3 km each way, for period of 4 years
    • Has 5 brothers and 4 sisters
    • First established athlete in the family, started to train while he studied in college
    • Enjoys listening gospel music
    • Professional goals: to improve results to the level, that will be recognized in the world
    • Dream: to have a family, and build the house
    • Favorite training type: speed work 10 times 1000 m (2:52 pace); long run 25 km in time of 1:20-1:22
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: doesn’t do strength exercises
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 160 km
    • Longest long run: 35 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 12 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, vegetables
    • Would like to invest his money in building hotel, and stadium
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Eliud Kipchoge (2016 Olympic Champion in marathon, PB 2:03:05), Wilson Kipsang (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:03:13), Joyce Chepkirui (African champion in 10,000 m, 10K PB 30:37)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic
    • Interesting facts: among others has certificates in English, Kiswahili, Social Studies, Physical Education

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:50  wakes up

    6:10  training

    7:45  breakfast

    9:00  nap

    11:00  washing clothes, prepares lunch

    13:00  lunch

    14:00  relaxation, nap or listening to music

    16:00  second training (jogging 10 km), stretching

    17:00  shower

    17:30  shopping

    19:00  prepares supper

    20:00  supper

    20:00  retires for the night

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  • Raymond Chemungor

    Half marathon PB: 1:02:12, Montbeliard (FRA), 2014
    Marathon PB: 2:10:06, Frankfurt (GER), 2015

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Raymond Kemboi Chemungor
    • Racing name: Raymond Chemungor
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 08 February 1986
    • Born in: Kaptagat (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2015
    • Personal best (selection):
      Half marathon: 1:02:12, Montbeliard (FRA), 2014
      Marathon: 2:10:06, Frankfurt (GER), 2015
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Marathon
    • First international race in: Kaisermarathon, Söll (AUT), 2009
    • adidas athlete since: 2015

    SELECTED HONORS

    Winner of Lens Marathon — 2:14:21, Lens (FRA), 2013

    Winner of Toulouse Marathon — 2:10:29, Toulouse (FRA), 2014

    2017 RESULTS (SELECETION)

    Rotterdam Marathon, Rotterdam — Pacing to 30k, 2:08 pace

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Frankfurt Marathon, Frankfurt (GER) — Pacing to 25k, 2:06 pace

    Brighton Marathon, Brighton (ENG) — 2nd, 2:10:51 SB

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Frankfurt Marathon, Frankfurt (GER) — 8th, 2:10:06 PB

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #RaymondChemungor #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives with his cousin Patrick Ronoh
    • Single
    • Self-coached
    • Training in a big group together with Gilbert Kirwa (the Winner of 2009 Frankfurt Marathon, PB 2:06:14)
    • Walked to school 3 km each way, for period of 8 years
    • Has 4 brothers
    • Second established athlete in the family, his relative Hosea Kiprop Rotich is a marathon runner with PB 2:07:24
    • Enjoys walking, listening to music, playing volleyball
    • Professional goals: to achieve a marathon PB 2:07
    • Dream: to find the love of his life and have a stable and happy life with his family
    • Favorite training type: long run up to 30K
    • Trains on dirty roads only
    • Doesn’t do any strength training
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 150-160 km
    • Longest Long Run: 37 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 10 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, githery (beans and potatoes)
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Manchester United, favorite player Valencia; volleyball – fan of local team “Kenya prisons”
    • Favorite athletes: Geoffrey Komworor (two times world champion in half marathon, PB 58:54)
    • Was in the Czech Republic twice due to participation in the Volkswagen Prague marathon and Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon 

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:45  wakes up, doesn’t take anything for breakfast

    6:00  training

    8:00  shower and breakfast, tea with milk and bread

    08:30  nap

    11:00  prepares lunch

    12:00  lunch

    13:00  relaxation, watching movies, socializing with friends

    16:00  second training

    17:00  relaxation

    18:00  prepares supper

    20:00  supper

    21:00  retires for the night

     

     

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  • Reuben Maiyo

    10K PB: 28:04, Berlin (GER), 2015
    Half marathon PB: 1:02:35, Udine (ITA), 2015

    10K: 28:04, Berlin (GER), 2015 Half marathon: 1:02:35, Udine (ITA), 2015

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Reuben Kiplagat Maiyo
    • Racing name: Reuben Maiyo
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 22 November 1991
    • Born in: Marakwet (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level) – since 2013
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 27:18 Paderborn (GER),
      2017 10000m: 28:09.46 Ostrava (CZE), 2017 
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road Races, aiming marathon debut in 2017
    • First international race in: Fujairah Half marathon, Fujairah (EAU), 2014
    • adidas athlete since: 2014

    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

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Seoul Marathon, Seoul (KOR) — 33K pacing at 2:05 pace

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Valencia Marathon, Valencia (ESP) — 35K pacing at 2:06 pace

    Udine Half Marathon, Udine (ITA) — 8th, 1:02:35

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #ReubenMaiyo #RunCzechRacing
    • Lives with his wife Gladys and daughter Shantelle
    • Police officer
    • Self-coached
    • Training in a big group together with Wilson Kipsang (former World record holder, 2:03:13), Geoffrey Ronoh (the winner of the Mattoni Olomouc Half marathon, Half marathon PB 59:45) and Luka Kenda (Marathon PB 2:07:20).
    • Ran to school 5 km each way, for period of 8 years
    • Has 2 brothers and 1 sister
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys spending time with friends
    • Professional goals: to become a good marathon runner and win big races
    • Dream: to work with a community and teach them to handle difficult life situations, based on his diploma “Disaster and accident resolution management”
    • Favorite training type: long run up to 35K
    • Trains on dirt-roads only
    • Strength training: uses Gym in early phase of training twice a week for period of 1 month
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 130 km
    • Longest Long Run: 40 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 6 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali and milk
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate
    • Favorite sports: football – fan of Chelsea football club
    • Favorite player> Eden Hazard
    • Favorite athletes: Wilson Kipsang (former World record holder, 2:03:13), Mary Keitany (3 times winner of New York marathon, PB 2:18:37)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic, looking forward to coming this year

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:00  wakes up, takes a glass of water before training

    6:00  training

    9:00  shower and breakfast, tea with milk, chapatti (flat bread) and  boiled eggs

    10:00  nap

    12:00  massage (3 times a week)

    13:30  lunch

    14:30  socializing with friends

    20:00  supper

    21:00  watching news

    22:00  retires for the night

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  • Shadrak Kiplagat

    15K PB: 44:33 at altitude, Kabarak (KEN), 2017
    Half marathon PB: 1:04:28 at altitude, Baringo (KEN), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Shadrak Kiplagat
    • Racing name: Shadrak Kiplagat
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 12 December 1990
    • Born in: Marakwet (2,400 m above sea level)
    • Resident of: ten (2,400 m above sea level) – since 2015
    • Personal best (selection):
      15K: 44:33 at altitude, Kabarak (KEN), 2017
      Half marathon: 1:04:28 at altitude, Baringo (KEN), 2016
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Will make international debut in 2017
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Aloha Zane Branson Memorial 15K, Kabarak, KEN — 6th, 44:33 at altitude

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Baringo Half Marathon, Baringo, KEN — 9th, 1:04:28 at altitude

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #ShadrackKiplagat #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting 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 20 km each way, for period of 7 years
    • Has 3 brothers and 2 sisters
    • His bother Mathew Kipkorir competes in marathon
    • Enjoys spending time with friends
    • Professional goals: to run better than others: sub 59 min for half marathon, sub 2:05 for marathon. “If you aim it will come.”
    • Dream: to achieve good quality life and stability
    • Favorite training type: speed work 5 times 1600 m
    • Trains on dirt-roads, use tarmac only in rainy season
    • Strength training: does regularly
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 100 km
    • Longest long run: 35 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 6-7 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali, vegetables
    • Would like to invest his money in building hotel, and stadium
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Eliud Kipchoge (2016 Olympic Champion in marathon, PB 2:03:05), Wilson Kipsang (former world record holder in marathon, PB 2:03:13), Joyce Chepkirui (African champion in 10,000 m, 10K PB 30:37)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:30  wakes up, takes coffee or water

    6:00  training

    8:00  takes shower

    8:15  breakfast

    8:30  nap

    10:30  listening to music, watching TV, cleaning the house

    12:00  lunch

    12:30  relaxation

    14:00  nap

    15:00  shopping, visiting friends

    18:00  prepare supper

    19:00  supper

    20:00  chatting with friends; watching movie

    22:00  retires for the night

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  • Timothy Kimeli

    10K PB: 29:33, Campo Grande (BRA), 2014
    15K PB: 44:55 at altitude, Kabarak (KEN), 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Timothy Kimeli
    • Racing name: Timothy Kimeli
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 20 January 1994
    • Born in: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Iten, Kenya (altitude 2,400m above sea level)
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 28:53, Karlovy Vary (CZE), 2017
      15K: 43:22 Karlovy Vary (CZE), 2017
      Half Marathon: 1:00:57 Karlovy Vary (CZE), 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Campo Grande 10K, Campo Grande (BRA), 2014
    • adidas athlete since: 2016

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, Karlovy Vary (CZE) — 3rd, 1:00:57

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Aloha IAC Test Run – Zane Branson Memorial 15K, Kabarak (KEN) — 11th, 44:55 PB at altitude

    Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, Ottawa (CAN) — Pacing to 25k, 2:07 pace

    2015 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Aloha IAC Test Run – Zane Branson Memorial 15K, Kabarak (KEN) — 12th, 45:15 at altitude

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #TimothyKimeli #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting house, lives alone
    • Single
    • Self-coached
    • Trains in a small group together with Mark Korir (The winner of the 2015 Paris Marathon with 2:05:49 PB)
    • Ran to school 3 km each way, for period of 5 years
    • Has 3 brothers and 4 sisters
    • Second established athlete in the family, oldest brother Kipkemoi Katui is a marathon runner
    • Enjoys looking after cows, milking them, cooking ugali
    • Professional goals: to perform well in half marathon and marathon, improve results and become Top level athlete
    • Dream: to assist his family and improve their life
    • Favorite training type: speed work from 600m up to 2000m – in total 10-12 km and long run 30 km
    • Trains on dirt-roads and asphalt with a proportion of about 50% soft ground – 50% tarmac
    • Strength training: does some exercises twice a week by himself
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 130 km
    • Longest Long Run: 30 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 8 sessions
    • Favorite foods: rice, beans, ugali, vegetables
    • Would like to invest his earnings in real estate and hotel business
    • Favorite sports: athletics only
    • Favorite athletes: Mark Korir (The winner of 2015 Paris Marathon with 2:05:49 PB)
    • Was in the Czech Republic once due to participation in the Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon

    TYPICAL DAY

    6:00  wakes up, doesn’t take any food before training

    6:10  training

    7:30  shower and breakfast, tea with milk and bread

    9:00  nap

    13:00  lunch

    14:00  relaxation

    16:00  socializing with friends and having some fruits and vegetables together

    20:00  supper

    21:00  retires for the night

     

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  • Yvonne Jelagat

    12K PB: 42:58 at altitude, Eldoret, KEN, 2016

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Full name: Yvonne Jelagat Morwa
    • Racing name: Yvonne Jelagat
    • Nationality: Kenya
    • Date of birth: 12 November 1993
    • Born in: Ndanai, Eldoret (1,900 m above sea level)
    • Resident of: Kaptagat (2,300 m above sea level) – since 2015
    • Personal best (selection):
      10K: 31:38, Appingedam (NED), 2017 15K: 47:47,
      Le Puy en Velay (FRA), 2017
      Half Marathon: 1:08:19 Karlovy Vary (CZE), 2017
    • Specializes in (as of 2017): Road races
    • First international race in: Will make international debut in the 2017 Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon
    • adidas athlete since: 2017

    SELECTED HONORS

    The winner of the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon — 1:08:19 Karlovy Vary (CZE) 2017
    The winner of the Le Puy en Velay 15K — 47:47, Le Puy en Velay (FRA) 2017

    2017 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    Appingedam 10K, Appingedam (NED) — 2nd, 31:38
    PB Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, Karlovy Vary (CZE) — 1st, 1:08:19 PB
    CR Le Puy en Velay 15K, Le Puy en Velay (FRA) — 1st, 47:47 PB

    2016 RESULTS (SELECTION)

    KAAS Marathon, 12K, Eldoret, KEN — 2nd, 42:58 at altitude

    BEYOND THE STATS

    • #YvonneJelagat #RunCzechRacing
    • Renting house, lives alone
    • Single
    • Coached by Titas Limo
    • Trains with different groups, based on the programme
    • Ran to school 7 km each way, for period of 7 years
    • Has 1 brother
    • First established athlete in the family
    • Enjoys reading the Bible, singing
    • Professional goals: to break the world record in half marathon
    • Dream: to help people, particularly to build a house for her brother
    • Favorite training type: speed work, pyramid down: 1000 m + 800 m + 600 m + 400 m + 200 m
    • Trains on tarmac, speed works on the soft ground stadium
    • Strength training: every Wednesday
    • Mileage per week per training phase: 150-160 km
    • Longest long run: 35 km
    • Number of training sessions in a typical week: 12 sessions
    • Favorite foods: ugali with managu, milk
    • Would like to invest her money in building rental houses
    • Favorite sports: football. Fan of Arsenal. Favorite player Alex Sanchez
    • Favorite athletes: Mary Keitany (three times winner of New York Marathon, PB 2:18:37), Peres Jepchirchir (current world record holder in half marathon, PB 1:05:06), Vivian Cheruiyot (2016 Olympic Champion in 5000 m, PB 14:20.87)
    • Never been to the Czech Republic
    • Interesting facts: was about to quit training in 2016 Thankful to Ikaika Sports and RunCzech for supporting her

    TYPICAL DAY

    5:40  wakes up

    6:00  training

    7:15  takes tea and ugali, cleaning the house

    8:00  nap

    10:00  second training (50 min jogging); stretching

    11:00  takes water, relaxing

    12:00  lunch

    12:30  relxation, nap

    17:00  prepares porridge for supper

    19:30  supper

    20:30  reading the Bible

    21:00  retires for the night

     

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