Mr Paul K. TERGAT

Entry in the IOC 2013
Born 17 June 1969
Games Participated 1996, 2000, 2004
Althlete profile
Paul TERGAT Paul TERGAT
KEN
Mr Paul K. TERGAT

Mr Paul K. TERGAT

KEN

Education

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Kapkawa Boys High School, Barnigo County, Kenya (1989)

Career

Kenya Air Force (1991-2013) - Rank: Captain. Board member of a number of learning and tertiary institutions in Kenya; Council Member of the Laikipia University College (2010-2012); Founder of the Kenyan all sports annual awards, SOYA awards; Founder and Patron of the Baringo Half Marathon; Member of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Athletes’ Commission (2005); Athletes’ Representative, Kenyan National Olympic Committee (2012-2013); Founder, Paul Tergat Foundation

Sports practised

Athletics, basketball, volleyball

Sports career

Athletics- track (3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m), cross country, road racing ( 10km, 21km - half marathon and 42km - full marathon); Olympic Games: silver medallist, 10,000m men, Atlanta 1996; silver medallist, 10,000 m men, Sydney 2000; World records: marathon: 2:03:55 (Berlin, 2003); half marathon- 59:17 (Milan, 1998); 10,000m (Brussels- 1997 26:27.85); five times World Cross Country Champion (1995-1999)

Publications

Paul Tergat: Running to the Limit, published in 2005; publisher: Oxford: Meyer & MeyerSport (UK) Ltd

Awards and distinctions

UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador against Hunger (2005-2014); UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Champion (2010-2015); Hall of Fame, Bupa Great North Run, Newcastle, United Kingdom (2013); XVII Premio International Fair Play Award, Rome, Italy (2013); Honorary Doctorate Degree of the Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya (2011); Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor Philosophie Honoris Causa), Faculty of Community and Health Sciences of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2010)

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Entourage (2014-2015), Press (2014-2015), International Relations (2014-2015), Sustainability and Heritage (2015-2017), Olympic Education (2015-), Athletes' Entourage (2015-2020), Audit Committee (2017-), Digital and Technology (2017-2019), Coordination for the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 (2018-), Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad (2019-)