Who is the 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 with the NN Running Team claiming a staggering 52 victories on the global road running stage in the first 12 months including three Marathon Major successes and world half marathon and marathon titles. The team too are also making significant progress in growing brand awareness. In the first year alone, the NN Running Team achieved 11.5 million digital impressions to further enhance their global presence.

Success has continued during the second year of the team with Kenyan great Eliud Kipchoge claiming yet another unforgettable victory at the 2018 London Marathon. Other world-class members of the team include Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele, the world all-time number two marathoner, Kenya’s three-time World Half-Marathon champion and 2017 New York City Marathon winner Geoffrey Kamworor, World 10,000m silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, Kenya’s World marathon champion Geoffrey Kirui and rising Ethiopian talent and 2017 Amsterdam Marathon winner Tadelech Bekele.

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.

NN Group

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.

Meet the team