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Bonus Episode - Amos Kipruto

Season 1, Ep. 218

A part of the ongoing series of bonus episodes from Ben's trip to Kenya, here is a conversation with defending London Marathon champion, Amos Kipruto.


Ben join Amos at 2 Running Club, a training camp in the town of Kapsebet that is pretty much a second home for many of adidas’s top runners, including the recently crowned 2023 Boston Marathon champ Evans Chebet.


Ben and Amos discussed the success that this running club is having, the reasons why the runners are performing so well, Amos’s ambitions to defend his title at the weekend and how a positive outlook even in the face of injury is the only way to be successful as a runner. 



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