When it comes to sports such as running, most world-class athletes become professional athletes when they are very young. This means that you can follow their careers, track their results and be able to predict how they will perform in certain races. This article will introduce you to several top athletes that have been showing incredible results over the years.
Daniel Wanjiru is a long-distance runner from Kenya. He was born in 1992. Daniel started running when he was a high school student. He was the winner of the Amsterdam Marathon in 2016 and set a record at 2 hours 5 minutes and 21 seconds. In 2017, he won the London Marathon. His time was 2 hours 5 minutes 48 seconds.
Mary Jepkosgei Keitany
Mary Jepkosgei Keitany is a runner from Kenya. She was born in 1982 and started running when she was in primary school. After some success in local races, she started running in Europe in 2006. She skipped a year in 2008 due to pregnancy but returned to competing in 2009 and won a half-marathon with a time of 1 hour 7 minutes and zero seconds, which at the time was world’s seventh-best result. In 2017, she has won the London Marathon. She finished the marathon in 2 hours 17 minutes and 1 second. Her personal record for a half-marathon has previously been a world record. The time was 1 hour 5 minutes 50 seconds. She also held a world record for a 10-mile race. The record was 50 minutes and 5 seconds.
Shalane Flanagan was born in 1981. She is an American runner and the winner of 2017 New York City Marathon. She was the first American female to win the marathon since 1977.
Flanagan grew up in Massachusetts. During her high school studies, she was a cross country and track athlete. She has won a number of titles when she attended college and was very successful during her entire career as a runner.