Sammy Nyokaye

Run-Fast International

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • Warsaw Marathon, Poland 2016 – 4th position – 2:14:16
  • Saint Denis Half Marathon, France 2015 – 2nd position – 1:02:13
  • Hastings Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 1:05:27
  • Vitality North London Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 2nd position – 1:06:53
  • Surrey Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 1:01:41

Background

Sammy became a member of Team Run-Fast at the end of 2014. He traveled to the UK to compete in his first set of races outside of Africa in March 2014.

Fresh from winter training with his coach and fellow Run-Fast athlete, Benson Olenakeri Oloisung’a, Sammy made quite a debut at the Surrey Half Marathon Woking. Sammy and team-mate Peter Limo dominated the race from the outset, sharing the work at the front. It was Sammy who made the push in the final stages, out-sprinting Limo to the tape in a new personal best time of 1:02:41.

Further podium positions were achieved shortly after, with a second place finish at the Vitality North London Half Marathon and another win at the Hastings Half. Sammy also proved his mettle as a pace maker at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs, setting the standard for the lead men’s group to finish in 28:20.

Sammy’s aim is to achieve a sub-60 half marathon time; given his positive attitude to both training and racing we believe that he will achieve his goal and look forward to supporting him in doing so.