Who is NN Running Team
The brainchild of Global Sports Communication director Jos Hermens, the formation of the NN Running Team, has proved as one of the most innovative and ground-breaking developments in athletics. Launched in April 2017, the project has delivered on its goals to provide the athletes with access to better coaching, medical care and additional athlete support services with particular progress made in offering regular physiotherapy to athletes in training camps and during competition. That extra support has been reflected in the results enjoyed by the athletes in the NN Running Team. Since its inception its athletes have claimed no less than 11 Marathon Majors victories, set seven world records, snared world titles on the road, track and cross country and globally won over 175 road races.
Among its star athletes include; Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record and the first man in history to run a sub-two-hour marathon; Kenenisa Bekele, the second fastest marathoner in history and three-time Olympic champion; Joshua Cheptegei, the World 10,000m and Cross Country champion and current 5000m and 10,000m track world-record holder and Geoffrey Kamworor, the three-time World Half Marathon champion and two-time New York City Marathon winner. An exciting crop of young women have also developed within the team led by 2019 Berlin Marathon champion Ashete Bekere of Ethiopia.
The NN Running Team have also played a role in the organisation of many unforgettable endurance events in recent years including the Nike Breaking2 Project, the INEOS 1:59 Challenge and the NN Valencia World Record Day.
Global Sports Communication
Global Sports Communication are an athlete management and sports marketing agency based out of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Managing more than 150 athletes from more than 20 countries, they also help organise some of the world’s leading road races including the Amsterdam, Hamburg and Mumbai Marathons, the New Delhi Half-Marathon, the Dam tot Damloop 10 Miles and the Seven Hills race. From their vast experience in sport and working with the best athletes in the world, they have created their own sports marketing vision designed to meet the needs of the modern digital age.
An insurance and asset management company active in 18 countries with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. The NN Group’s roots lie in the Netherlands with a rich history that stretches back 170 years. Committed to helping its customers secure their financial future, offering retirement services, insurance, investment and banking products the group have been a long-standing supporter of road running. They currently sponsor more than 25 road races across Europe and are title sponsors of the Rotterdam Marathon.