“A pyramid you build from the base to the top.”
To create positive energy by setting an example to think in possibilities rather than in obstacles
To stay focussed on key areas and not get carried away by side issues
To help to bring the real Eliud Kipchoge coming forward, both as an athlete and as a human being, and in doing so to enable him to inspire others
Valentijn Trouw started working for Global Sports Communication (GSC) in 2003 as an Athlete Representative and Elite Athlete Coordinator and now has a senior role within the company as Athlete Manager.
Valentijn has helped to build the careers of Olympic and World Championships medallists Eliud Kipchoge, Tsegaye Kebede, Faith Kipyegon and Geoffrey Kamworor among others.
The main focus of his job is to build and then guide a strong team of professionals around an individual athlete to help them perform to the best of their ability.
Valentijn also recruits the elite fields for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, which is run by GSC, and has been able to position the marathon as one of the best in the world by recruiting well balanced fields both nationally and internationally.
To read from Valentijn Trouw on Eliud Kipchoge and the INEOS 1:59 Challenge click here.