KRP 025: En Route to Rio with Paul Chelimo

Paul Chelimo, 5000 meters

Paul Chelimo is a 25-year-old with ENORMOUS talent. Born and raised in Kenya, he received an athletic scholarship at Shorter University, transferred to North Carolina and continued his collegiate success. On Saturday, July 9th Paul placed 3rd overall in the men’s 5,000 meter final qualifying him for the 2016 Olympics. Paul joined the United States ARMY as a way to say “thank you” for his education and will now represent the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games. This is a piece of Paul Chelimo’s story. In this podcast we talk college, Olympic Trials, personal life and the possibility of some Swahili freestyle the next time we talk.

Show Notes: 

Injury Prevention for Runners

Nutrition for Runners 

The last 1:17 of the 5,000 meter final (Youtube)

Paul’s Twitter

Paul’s Instagram

WCAP (World Class Athlete Program)


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