February 13, 2004
Meet the greats in Mumbai
Distance running legends Paul Tergat, Tim Hutchins, Mike Powell, Zola Budd, Josiah Tughwane, Richard Nerurkar and Michael Johnson are among the many runners who will add sheen to the Mumbai Marathon, on Sunday, February 15. A photo-feature on the abovementioned athletes.
DATE OF BIRTH: June 17, 1969
EVENTS: 10,000 metres, cross-country, marathon
10,000m bronze medal - World Championships (1995)
Cross-country world champion (1995)
10,000m silver medal - Olympics (1996)
Cross-country world champion (1996)
10,000m silver medal - World Championships (1997)
Cross-country world champion (1997)
Cross-country world champion (1998)
10,000m silver medal - World Championships (1999)
Cross-country world champion (1999)
10,000m silver medal - Olympics (2000)
Marathon world record holder - Berlin (2003)
Paul Tergat is the proud world record holder for the marathon. Before his epic Berlin world marathon record of 2:04:55 in September 2003, when he beat fellow-Kenyan Sammy Korir by just a second, the Kenyan had finished second thrice and fourth twice in five previous marathon races.
He hails from Riwo village in Baringo District, where he ran to and from school daily during his primary and secondary school education. A father of three children, his sights are firmly set on the gold medal at the coming Athens Olympics.
Photographs: Getty Images
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