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Eliud Kipchoge takes a step into teaching


Eliud Kipchoge, who has dominated working for almost 20 years, profitable numerous awards, medals and accolades, is getting into a training and mentorship position with the U20 World Athletics Athlete Refugee Workforce (ART). In response to World Athletics (WA), Kipchoge will take a mentorship and assistant position, utilizing his expertise within the sport to coach and encourage upcoming refugee athletes.

The World Athletics Athlete Refugee Workforce is comprised of athletes who’ve fled violence, battle and injustice of their dwelling nation. The workforce was based in 2016 and has since advanced into the world’s solely year-round elite refugee workforce program. The Refugee Olympic Workforce made its first aggressive look on the 2016 Olympic Video games and has competed at most WA occasions since then.

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Photograph: NN Operating Workforce

Kipchoge and the workforce’s head coach, Janeth Jepkosgei, former world 800m champion, will mentor the U20 workforce by way of to the 2024 World Athletics U20 Championships in Lima, Peru, subsequent August.

The 2-time Olympic champion’s mentorship will start in January, per WA: “Kipchoge will inspire the workforce members by sharing his information and self-discipline within the sport whereas encouraging them to pursue their training and browse books, which is one in all his passions,” stated the press launch.

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge greets a crowd on the 2023 Boston Marathon. Photograph: Kevin Morris

Be aware that Kipchoge’s new position doesn’t imply is he stopping his working profession anytime quickly. The 39-year-old nonetheless has aspirations to win each Abbott World Marathon Main (he’s lacking solely New York and Boston) and probably a 3rd Olympic marathon title subsequent yr in Paris. 

Having Kipchoge as a coach is an unimaginable alternative for any runner. He has 11 Abbott World Marathon Main victories to his identify and 4 Olympic medals to go together with it. We’re assured he is aware of a factor or two about working, and might present some inspiration along with his Kelly Clarkson pump-up music.



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