A Day with the Champions: Kenyan winners of New York, London and Berlin Marathons to hold Clinic in Minnesota on November 7 and 8

2014 New York Marathon winner, Wilson Kipsang, will hold a running clinic in Minnesota with fellow Kenyan Abel Kirui, two time World Marathon on November 7 and 8 2014, a few days after he runs the 2015 New York Marathon on November 1. The clinic is being hosted by Minneapolis based Warriors Edge Athletics Photo: Courtesy of Warriors Edge Athletics

For two mornings in November runners and aspiring world record holders will get a chance to train with Kenyan world champion runners, Wilson Kipsang and Abel Kirui. The event, billed as A Day With the Champions, is being put on by Minneapolis based Warriors Edge Athletics. An organization that “creates unique events by bringing professional athletes to clinics where the attendees can hang out and workout with the pros.” Events will take place on Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th beginning at 7 am with an exclusive morning 5 mile run with Wilson Kipsang & Abel Kirui. How exclusive is the morning run? Only the first 60 registrants will get a chance to run with the well decorated long-distance runners.

Warriors Edge however, promises a full day of handy tips and informative sessions with both Kipsang and Kirui along with Coach Dennis Barker of Team USA Minnesota; a Distance Training Center formed in 2001 that trains athletes “in distances ranging from the 800/1500 meters up through the marathon.” Along with the exclusive morning run, there will be cadence drills, running from critique, a gym work out and two sessions led by each Kipsang and Kirui. Each day will close with another exclusive event; a social hour and meet greet open to the lucky first 60 registrants.

Wilson Kipsang is a 2012 bronze medal Olympian who broke a marathon world record during his 2013 Berlin Marathon run with a  2:03:23 time. He also won the 2014 New York Marathon. Kipsang will be sharing that special moment with attendees during a session titled ‘What it Feels like to Break the World Record’.  Abel Kirui is a 2012 silver medal Olympian who also won the World Championships Marathon in 2009 and 2011. Kirui also won the 2008 Vienna Marathon and will be sharing his training tips in a session titled ‘My Training Methodology & How I Stay on Top.’ If you’re serious about running or fitness be sure not to miss this once in a lifetime event to train with the winners!

Tickets are still available. Click here for details on tickets, parking, location, and access.


About Kari Mugo, Mshale Staff Writer

Kari, formerly of Minneapolis is now based in Nairobi. She is a writer, born and raised in Kenya, and a true global citizen. When not writing for Mshale, she is actively pursuing justice and equality for all through her writing and activism.

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