“Trust is everything”
To see Eliud run under two hours in Vienna.
The biggest challenge is the things that you are unable to control.
I have been the coach of Eliud since 2002 although now I say that is me who is the student and Eliud the coach.
Patrick Sang is Eliud Kipchoge’s coach and before that was an Olympic medal-winning athlete himself. Patrick was born in Kenya and won a track scholarship to the USA where he attended the University of Texas and Iowa State University. Patrick went on to represent Kenya and win three silver medals in the 3000m steeplechase at global championships: the 1991 and 1993 World Championships and the 1992 Olympics.
Patrick started coaching in 1995, three years before he retired from competing himself. He met Eliud in 2001 and became his coach in 2002, helping him to a World Championships gold medal in the 5000m a year later. He has been with Eliud ever since through his success on the track right up to his Olympic gold medal and world record in the marathon.
Patrick has also coached a host of Olympic and World Champions including Bernard Barmasai, Richard Limo, Ruben Kosgei, Brimin Kipruto, Hyvin Kiyeng and Geoffrey Kamworor.
To read Patrick Sang writing about his relationship with Eliud Kipchoge click here.