- Representing KEN
Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge has been a world-class athlete ever since making the transition from a promising junior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where he won the marathon title.
In 2003, aged 18, he achieved a notable double, winning the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, in a junior record, and then becoming a senior World Champion in the 5000m.
That was followed by bronze in the same event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Kipchoge then took bronze in the World Indoor Championships 3000m event in 2006, before three silver medals followed in the 5000m at the 2007 World Championships, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
It was in 2012 that the Kenyan switched his focus to road running, winning both the Hamburg and Berlin Marathons before claiming the London Marathon title in 2015.
And it was the switch to the road that led to his maiden Olympic triumph in Rio, where he finally won an elusive gold.