The brainchild of Global Sports Communication director Jos Hermens, the formation of the NN Running Team, has proved as one of the most innovative and ground-breaking developments in athletics. Launched in April 2017, the project has delivered on its goals to provide the athletes with access to better coaching, medical care and additional athlete support services with particular progress made in offering regular physiotherapy to athletes in training camps and during competition. That extra support has been reflected in the results with the NN Running Team claiming a staggering 52 victories on the global road running stage in the first 12 months including three Marathon Major successes and world half marathon and marathon titles. The team too are also making significant progress in growing brand awareness. In the first year alone, the NN Running Team achieved 11.5 million digital impressions to further enhance their global presence.
Success has continued during the second year of the team with Kenyan great Eliud Kipchoge claiming yet another unforgettable victory at the 2018 London Marathon. Other world-class members of the team include Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele, the world all-time number two marathoner, Kenya’s three-time World Half-Marathon champion and 2017 New York City Marathon winner Geoffrey Kamworor, World 10,000m silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, Kenya’s World marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui and rising Ethiopian talent and 2017 Amsterdam Marathon winner Tadelech Bekele.
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