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David Thuo – Recreational Runner - 2hrs 38min marathoner
43 years old, Married, Father of three and together with his wife Ann Thuo has been working out since their first-born came to the scene 20 years ago. Running was the only form of workout we could afford then. It has now become a part of our lives.
Managing Director of Aero Atlas Technologies LTD an aircraft component Overhaul company based in Wilson Airport. Aircraft Engineer by training and has been in charge of various aspects of Aircraft maintenance ranging from production work on the aircraft to Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
Director of Professional Aviation Support Limited an aircraft spare parts Supply Company and Precision measuring tool Calibration Laboratory.
Passionate about mentorship and is actively involved in mentoring many people in various aspects of life especially career, fitness and personal branding amongst others through the various social media platforms and speaking engagements at various forums.
Comrades 90kms Marathon South Africa in 2016 and 2017 – Silver medalist (under 9 hours) South Africa.Two Oceans 56 kms Marathon South Africa 2016Full marathonsLocal marathons:
Multiple Standard Chartered marathon, Kilimanjaro marathon, Lewa Marathon amongst othersInternational marathons:
Currently running the circuit of the 6 biggest marathons in the world known as The Abbott world marathon majors which consists of London Marathon, New York Marathon, Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Berlin Marathon and Tokyo Marathon. Of the 6 marathons, only Tokyo Marathon is left which he is training for to run on 1st of March 2020.He is currently one of the fastest recreational runner in the training circles with a personal best time of 2hrs 38 min 59 seconds run at the Berlin Marathon 2019 on 29th September 2019.The rest are as follows
New York marathon
Involvement and Contribution to Running
David is actively involved in training recreational runners on different aspects of running ranging from the actual science of running, nutrition, hydration, training programs etc. He has held various formal tailored training sessions for beginners and advanced recreational runners. Going ahead to coach them towards race trainings.
He has actively been involved in the creation and development of recreational running. Together with other runners, he is involved in organization of recreational runs through various clubs where runners support each other towards trainings and races. He is a member of the Run Fit club one of the vibrant recreational runners clubs.
Recreational runners form approximately 99 % of runners in any race and the growing trend has seen the need to have co-ordinated effort to support these runners. Towards this, David and a team of other runners are currently pushing for registration of an Umbrella body for recreational running in Kenya, whose vision is to promote amateur athletics, especially road and cross country running as well as fitness activities.