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Fancy taking on Spurs fan and world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge?

Thu 04 June 2020, 09:00|Tottenham Hotspur

This weekend, Maurten, the Club’s Official Sport Fuel Supplier, is helping to organise a global virtual marathon relay, open to all Spurs fans around the world to take part in – including world record holder Eliud Kipchoge.

MA RA TH ON, which is free to enter, is a virtual team relay where runners can register either in teams of four or as an individual and be placed in another group of three. During the relay, each runner will run 10.5km sometime between 12.01am on 6 June and 11.59pm on 7 June at a location that suits them, to make up a collective marathon distance. Logged on a running app, your team’s cumulative time will be placed on a virtual leader board to show how you compared with some of the world’s best.

Spurs will be well represented across the event, with members of Supporters’ Clubs from across England, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United States and Canada all pounding the pavements and donning their Club colours. Also involved is legendary former player and 1991 FA Cup winner David Howells, who was up for the challenge when asked to take part.

“Like football, running and mass participation events have come to a grinding halt over the last few months,” the popular former midfielder said. “This is a great initiative that still carries team spirit, sets a target and encourages exercise, which is so important for physical and mental health right now. I’m looking forward to the challenge, pulling on that Spurs kit again and representing the Club with other fans around the world.”

To add further incentive, each participating team has the chance to be one of 10 teams that will see a running superstar join their squad. These include Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele, Joshua Cheptegei and Geoffrey Kamworor.

Every runner has their own pace, their own background and their own motives to why they run. I am very excited to join someone’s team.

Eliud Kipchoge

Kipchoge, who last visited the Club two days after winning the 2019 London Marathon, said: “I can say that myself and my team-mates are really looking forward to joining the relay in this wonderful initiative. It has been an unusual time whereby all runners had to readjust their plans after having prepared well towards their own goals for this past spring season. We all look forward to a positive future and I believe that this a great first step in that direction. Marathon is a sport whereby elite athletes and fun runners are actually all racing in the same race. It’s what makes our sport unique and I find the essence of this to be beautiful. Every runner has their own pace, their own background and their own motives to why they run. I am very excited to join someone’s team whereby we can all have a really positive experience, run towards a goal together and share stories afterwards, just like we normally would after a race together.”

For more information and to register for the event, please follow the link below.

We are encouraging fans who take part to register using a Club-based team name, to wear Spurs kit and capture footage while running, using #RunAsOne and tagging @SpursOfficial and @MaurtenOfficial on social channels.