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Mr Paul K. TERGAT

Mr Paul K. TERGAT

Paul K. TERGAT
Entry in the IOC 2013
Country KEN (Kenya)
Born 17 June 1969
Education
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Kapkawa Boys High School, Barnigo County, Kenya (1989)

Career
Kenya Air Force (1991-2013) - Rank: Captain. Board member of a number of learning and tertiary institutions in Kenya; Council Member of the Laikipia University College (2010-2012); Founder of the Kenyan all sports annual awards, SOYA awards; Founder and Patron of the Baringo Half Marathon; Member of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission (2005); Athletes’ Representative, NOC- Kenya (2012-2013) & Founder, Paul Tergat Foundation

Sports practised
Athletics, basketball, volleyball

Sports career
Athletics- track ( 3000m, 5000m & 10,000m), Cross country, Road racing ( 10km, 21km- Half Marathon & 42km- Full Marathon)
World records- Marathon: 2:03:55 (Berlin, 2003); Half marathon- 59:17 (Milan, 1998); 10,000m (Brussels- 1997 26:27, 85); five times World Cross Country Champion (1995-1999)

Publications
Paul Tergat: Running to the Limit, published in 2005; publisher: Oxford: Meyer & MeyerSport (UK) Ltd

Awards and distinctions
UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador against Hunger- 2005-2014; UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Champion- 2010-2015; 2013: Hall of Fame, Bupa Great North Run, Newcastle, UK; 2013: XVII Premio International Fair Play Award, Rome, Italy; 2011: Honorary Doctorate Degree of the Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya; 2010: Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor Philosophie Honoris Causa), Faculty of Community and Health Sciences of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa