Wilson Kipketer is Danish royalty. In 1995, when he won the 800 meters in the World Championships, Carlsberg Beer named a beer, Black Gold, after him! I remember interviewing Wilson back then, and have spoken to him over the years. It was only in the past few years, that I truly appreciated the quality of the man, not just the athlete.
Wilson Kipketer loves his country, Denmark, but he also loves his event. He wants to help runners become better over the 800 meters. In this interview, the first of several coming to RunBlogRun, Wilson speaks of the importance of rhythm in the event.
Wilson ran 1:20:43 for the half marathon in Copenhagen. He was quite enthused afterwards, telling us that he would like to run 1:15 next.