Peter – The Purosangue SHOE EXPERT
Straight after finishing school Peter went to live in Iten with his elder brother John who was already a recognised elite athlete competing in major races on an international level. John wanted Peter to join a club that would host and care for his younger brother. In 2014 Peter started training with Purosangue full time and after showing great progress in training, we entered him into his 1st race outside of Kenya (Roma-Ostia 2015) to compete with his brother John; the only race they would see both brothers on the same starting line. Peter’s dream to success had commenced.
Unfortunately, John passed away soon after however Peters determination to stride for success was only increased by the tragic loss of his brother. In 2015 he ran his 1st 10km competition in a time of 28’06” and 1st half marathon in 61’38”. In January 2016 Peter came 4th in his 1st National Cross Country championship in Kenya and in March 2016 ran a new PB in his second half marathon with a time of 60’13”.
Today Peter lives and trains with Purosangue in Iten and has become a major contributor to our club, assists Nico in providing details and updates on daily training sessions, what Purosangue requires to continue to strive in the highlands of Kenya and has become our in-house technical shoe and sportswear expert.
On a professional level, every year Peter Kwemoi has dropped his PB in the half marathon and is concentrating on graduating to compete in the full marathon in the 2019/2020. He is the “captain” of our elite team. Peter is married and is the proud father of a little girl.
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