Eliud Kipchoge, Steph Lewis of The Base, and Tiffany Chenault professor of sociology at Salem State University and co-lead of Black Girls Run! Boston, were hosted at the Reggie Lewis Center by Heartbreak and Nike on the day after the 2023 Boston Marathon. Heartbreak co-founder and Nike Coach Dan Fitzgerald led a thoughtful discussion on sport, access, and education. The fans love the GOAT, of course, and he dropped wisdom but Steph's story and Tiff's research and life experience made for an unforgettable finish to a big weekend.
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More background on the event from the registration page:
Eliud Kipchoge is the first person ever to break the 2:00 barrier in the marathon. He has won the Berlin Marathon 4 times, London 4 times, Chicago, Tokyo, the Rio Olympics and the Tokyo Olympics. He is truly an icon and the highest-level ambassador of global distance running.
In celebration of his running his first Boston Marathon, Nike & Heartbreak were proud to host Eliud for this one-of-a-kind event at the R, Next Mile to a Better World.
All weekend long, Heartbreak will be hosting immersive experiences celebrating the Kenyan spirit of teamwork and distance running dominance.
To cap off it all off, we will honor Eliud at the Reggie Lewis Center, Boston's hub of global athletics. "The Reggie", as it is affectionately known, sits at Roxbury Crossing, the geographic center of the City of Boston. It is a part of the Roxbury Community College eco-system and is the site of more than 50 American, federation, or world records. Commitment to athletic excellence, public good, & service are core values shared by the Reggie, the Eliud Kipchoge Foundation, Nike, and Heartbreak.