He started running when he was 9 years of age, the same age as many boys in the class and ran to and from school every day. He joined up with Neil in the USA who has helped turn him from 3000M Steeplechaser into Marathon Champion.
We have no doubt that the world will hear more about Eliud in the future. We in rang4snam look forward to hearing from Eliud via Skype from Kenya in the near future to tell us about his magnificent achievement.
Another Marathon champion who wont be as far away as Kenya from us is Mr Tyrrell. He taught the boys of rang4snam when they were in junior infants and today he completed his first ever Marathon. A brilliant achievement and excellent example to the boys of what can be achieved when skill is combined with hard work and determination.
The two Marathon Champions are pictured together above. Below Eliud is pictured with members of the class and our Mascot Disco Bear, who having helped guide the U-9 footballers to glory last week has now proved to be a lucky charm for our friend from Kenya, Eliud Too.