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About RunCzech Racing

Inspired by the legacy of running legend Emil Zatopek, together with our dearest friend, late Zane Branson (IAAF Athletes´ Representative) in 2014 we launched a project called RunCzech Racing, aiming to develop a new generation of world class athletes.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

More than 25 young elite athletes of different nationalities - from Czech Republic, France and Kenya, as of now, have their home away from home in Prague. These young and talented athletes compete in the most prestigious races on the planet and promote not only the Czech Republic but also cooperation and understanding between nations, inspiring both, adults and children, to live well and active and healthy lives.

One of the goals of RunCzech Racing team is to build and strengthen connections between elite runners and amateur runners. To make these worlds mix not only during races, but also in everyday life and training. To do so, we conduct school visits, organize workshops and enjoy meeting in the Running Mall or during training sessions in Prague's parks.

Come to the Running Mall - our running center in Prague and meet world-class athletes of the RunCzech Racing team. You can jog with them, discuss your results and running experiences and learn more about their lifestyles and training methods.

RunCzech Racing is supported by adidas, and managed by Ikaika Sports.

AIMS

  • To develop a new generation of world class athletes.
  • To promote RunCzech Racing as one of the strongest teams in the world.

SOCIAL GOALS

  • To bring nationalities closer and improve connections between different nations.
  • To build and tighten connections between elite runners and amateur runners.
  • To motivate Czech children and juniors to run.

RUNCZECH RACING & RUNCZECH RACING ALUMNI

Since inception in April 2014 until July 2019.

  • 6 World records
  • 2 World best
  • 4 World Junior best
  • 1 World Junior Championships medal
  • 1 European Championships medal
  • 59 victories in world leading events
  • 41 second place positions in world leading events
  • 38 third place positions in world leading events

MOST NOTABLE ATHLETES 2017 - 2019

Joyciline Jepkosgei - RunCzech Racing alumnus

  • Multiple 10K and half marathon World Record (WR) holder.
  • Six WRs during seven-month period in 2017.
  • 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships silver medalist.
  • 10K PB: 29:43 WR, Prague 2017.
  • Half marathon PB: 1:04:51 WR, Valencia 2017.
  • IAAF page

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Rhonex Kipruto - RunCzech Racing alumnus

  • World U20 Champion 10,000m, Tampere 2018.
  • 2018 African Junior Cross Country Champion.
  • Second fastest ever over 10K with 26:46 from Prague 2018.
  • World Junior Best over 10K set twice in 2018.
  • 10K PB: 26:46, Prague 10K.
  • 10,000m PB: 26:50.16, Stockholm 2019.
  • IAAF page

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Stephen Kiprop - RunCzech Racing alumnus

  • Arguably the best half marathoner in the world (as of August 2019).
  • Half marathon PB: 58:42, Ras Al Khaimah 2019.
  • IAAF page

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Benard Kimeli - RunCzech Racing alumnus

  • Two-time winner of Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon (2018 and 2019).
  • 2017 World Leader over 10K with 27:10 from Prague 2017.
  • 10K PB: 27:10, Prague 2017.
  • Half marathon PB: 59:07, Prague 2019.
  • IAAF page

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Mathew Kimeli - RunCzech Racing alumnus

  • Set World Junior Best over 10K and 15K in 2017.
  • 10K PB: 27:11, Prague 2017.
  • IAAF page

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Festus Talam - RunCzech Racing alumnus

  • Two-time winner of Eindhoven Marathon (2016 and 2017).
  • Marathon PB: 2:06:13, Eindhoven 2017.
  • IAAF page

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Abel Kipchumba - RunCzech Racing

  • Course record holder of Napoli Half Marathon and 15K Nocturna Valencia Banco Mediolanum.
  • Half marathon PB: 59:29, Valencia 2018.
  • IAAF page

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Bravin Kiptoo - RunCzech Racing

  • U20 African 10,000m Champion, Abidjan 2019.
  • 10K PB: 27:31 (international debut), Atlanta, GA, 2019.
  • IAAF page

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Jacob Krop - RunCzech Racing

  • U20 African 5000m silver medallist, Abidjan 2019.
  • 5000m PB: 13:14.44 (international debut), Abidjan, 2019.
  • IAAF page

 




Official partners

  • Generali
  • dm
  • Unicredit bank
  • Kaufland
  • Gatorade
  • Hilton Hotels in Prague
  • České Dráhy
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Prague Airport

Official media partners

  • Česká televize
  • Seznam.cz
  • Radiožurnál
  • Forbes
  • Hospodářské noviny
  • Reportér
  • Deník

Media partners

  • Běhej srdcem
  • Run magazine
  • Railreklam
  • Praha TV
  • Český rozhlas Junior
  • Behej.com
  • Impact Digital Media

Partners

  • Barilla
  • Hansgrohe
  • Meggle
  • Lavazza
  • Ajeto
  • Johnny Servis
  • Komwag
  • FG Forrest
  • Čechymen
  • PRE
  • DPP
  • IDC-softwarehouse
  • YVENTECH
  • Palestra
  • Italsko-česká obchodní komora
  • Záchraná služba
  • Výstaviště Praha
  • Incheba
  • Národní muzeum
  • Spolchemie
  • Active Times

Regional partners

Patrons

  • European Athl
  • Praha
  • CzechTourism
  • MSMT
  • ČAS
  • Evropská komise
  • AIMS

Institutions

  • Praha 1
  • Praha 2
  • Praha 4
  • Praha 5
  • Praha 7
  • Praha 8
  • Pražské Jaro
  • Prague City Tourism
  • Karlova Univerzita
  • FTVS

Regionální partneři - Olomouc

  • dpmo
  • pevnost poznání
  • šantovka
  • AGEL
  • autocentrum OL
  • drapal
  • vystaviste OL
  • Omega
  • drbna OL
  • radio hana
  • radio cas
  • OL4you
  • NH olomouc

Regionální partneři - Ústí nad Labem

Regional partners - Liberec

  • Buffallo
  • Liberec město
  • Liberec kraj
  • AutoTrend
  • Nemocnice Liberec
  • Tulipán
  • Český rozhlas Liberec
  • Sport park Medical
  • Sport Park Liberec
  • nyc sport
  • ASP Group Liberec
  • Technická univerzita v Liberci
  • Technické muzeum Liberec
  • Forum Liberec
  • Grand hotel Imperiál
  • Ligranit
  • Liberecká drbna