Olympic Champion, Eliud Kipchoge taking part in sports activities with school children at St Saviour’s C.E. Primary School

Olympic champion visits Westminster primary school to inspire London’s future runners

An Olympic champion visited a primary school to run a mini marathon with young aspiring runners in Westminster this week.

Marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge ran The Daily Mile with children from St Saviour’s C.E. Primary School on Monday to inspire the children to get active.

Kipchoge is a long-time supporter and ambassador of The Daily Mile, one of the biggest influential children’s health and fitness initiatives across the world.

Kipchoge said: “It is fantastic to run alongside school children today.

“As an ambassador of The Daily Mile, I am proud to encourage children to get more involved in sport and promote the importance of regular exercise.”

The Olympic champion recently ran a world record time of 2:01:09 at the Berlin Marathon in September.

Forty-five of Saviour’s C.E. Primary School children had the opportunity to take part in the run alongside Kipchoge.

The event celebrated The Daily Mile and its new campaign in partnership with ITV which promotes the school attainment benefits of 15 minutes of daily activity.

Founder of The Daily Mile, Elaine Wyllie MBE said: “We are forever grateful for the incredible support we have received from Eliud.

“His influence and inspiration will go a long way to encourage children to be more active.

“Eliud is a true role model to show kids what can be achieved through hard work and dedication.”

Kipchoge shared on Instagram that instead of running the marathon, he got to spend time with his fans, sponsors, and many runners of the London marathon.

He commented: “Getting to meet young runners of the mini marathon and Daily Mile meant a lot to me.

“They really are the future of running.”

Kipchoge has been working with The Daily Mile alongside the Mayor of London to encourage more school children to take part since 2019.

The Daily Mile is now a regular fixture of the school day, with over 400,000 school children taking part across London.

According to The Daily Mile, nearly four million children are running a mile a day across the world.

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