Martin Lel - Quotes

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Maybe during the last sprint, sometimes you can lose, sometimes you can gain. ---->>>

It is very good to be Olympic champion, but that is not the strongest field. ---->>>

It was a very hard life. As I got older, the family was depending very much on me. My two older brothers got married, so they had their own families depending on them. I had seven people relying on me, so I worked in a grocery store. ---->>>

Whenever I'm being invited to the New York City Marathon like today, I need to think twice because I know it's a very tough race. ---->>>

My cousin Simon Bor, the champion of Los Angeles, convinced me to concentrate on running. ---->>>

Kip Keino, Moses Tanui, Paul Tergat, they all come from my tribe. Some say it is the food we eat that makes us strong, the way we live. In the history of our people we wear no clothes and we are used to drinking the blood of animals. ---->>>


Nationality: Kenyan
Born: 10-29, 1978
Birthplace: Kapsabet, Kenya
Occupation: Athlete

Martin Kiptolo Lel (born 29 October 1978) is a Kenyan long distance and marathon runner. He won the London Marathon in 2005, 2007, and 2008, the New York City Marathon in 2003 and 2007 and the Great North Run in 2007 and 2009. His personal best time, as of April 2008, is 2:05:15, which he ran in the 2008 London Marathon setting a course record (wikipedia)