About Constantine

With his highness

With his highness

Hello, I’m Constantine Njeru and WELCOME to my website!I am a 28 years old guy from Embu, Kenya, Yes! That country of long distance runners, Paul Tergat, Martin Lel,Catherine Ndereba & many many more. Am a lifestyle runner, my favourite distance is the full marathon.

I run a design & print shop and am the author of daily running tips and archives trader.

My running goal? to better Lance Armstrong running time of 2 hrs 46 minutes (2007 New York Marathon). Join me in my experiment to see whether an ordinary guy can beat the fittest athlete at his own game. My current personal best? 2 hrs 54 minutes (2008 Nairobi Marathon). In 2006 I ran my first marathon and finished in a time of 3 hours 26 minutes.

I hope this site will give you an opportunity to find out how to run faster and stronger. You’ll be able to find out more about what I’m up to and how my annual training for October Nairobi Marathon is going. I will share with you my valuable lessons from marathon running. And better still, I will share with you the running secrets of Kenyan runners.

I’ll be on this website daily, so feel free to leave comments after reading the articles and I’ll be sure to read them. This site is for all the athletics fans who share my passion for marathon running. So I hope you’ll enjoy using this site as much as I will.

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35 thoughts on “About Constantine

  1. runnerRalph

    I’ve been running for almost six years now, started when i was 60 (oh, those young days!) and have run about 21 marathons, with a first time (Honolulu, 2002) of 7:04 and a PR (Chicago, 2006) of 4:04. I, too, believe i can run a lot faster if i could just stay on a real training plan. I’ll be reading this site to learn how Kenyans do it. Good work on setting it up.

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  2. Robert

    Hello Constantine from Croatia.
    Just briefly browsed through your blog, great stuff. Looks like we have a few things in common. I am also training for an October marathon and am aiming at 02:44. Did I understand correctly, you plan to “jump” from 3:06 in 2007 to 2:45:59 (he, he) this year?

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  3. bij

    hey bwana, great little patch you have on the WWW. I am so excited as to what the boys and girls are going to achieve in Beijing – i really hope they give it their best. I really hope you also get to your goal of running a marathon well under lance’s time. what you need to do is take a leaf out of the great Henry Rono’s book – drink 4 bottles of the finest Tusker a shilling can get you, get some ugali in you then get your nike’s on and run like a tanzanian thats discovered bread for less than 1m shillings !!!!

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  4. Ivy

    Hi, I’m looking to find a team or a club I can run with in Nairobi, not aiming for Olympics or anything, but I’d like to make jogging a lifestyle. Could you hook me up or recommend some?

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  5. alan mwendwa

    Hi Constantine, Adam Magazine likes what your site is about. We will be publishing a review of your site in the November issue.
    Keep motivating guys out there.
    Thanks
    Alan Mwendwa,
    Writer, Adam Magazine.

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  6. Koskei S.

    Hi Njeru,

    I’ve enjoyed reading the tips in your blog…I’ve just started training for 5K & 10K and feel this is a great site to share ideas…GOD BLESS YOU!!!

    S. Koskei
    Kericho

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  7. Zoë

    Hi Constantine,

    I just found your website through facebook. I’ve recently entered the Edinburgh Marathon which is on 31 May 2009. I’ve got a bit of time to train but seeing as I’ve never run a marathon before I think I need it! I was in Western Kenya last year volunteering in an orphanage near Maseno and I’m running the marathon to raise money for the orphanage (I thought it was a good fit seeing as Kenyans have done so well in marathons). It’s been great having a look at your website, maybe I’ll come and run the Nairobi marathon one day too although being a muzungu I’d probably come last seeing as my goal is for 4 hours 30 minutes! 🙂

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  8. Constantine Njeru

    Zoe, remember the advantage of finishing last is you get the biggest cheer. I advice you start your training early, so that you have time to learn, make mistakes and treat the inevitable running injuries.

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  9. PETER DE'AVILA

    Hi Njeru,
    I too i’m dreaming big. I started running marathons 4 years ago. 3:53 was my time with no training and at age 40. I hope to shave an hour off my time. Going for a time of 2:55 this sunday for another PR. Hope to see you Sunday on the course.

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  10. QuickSilver

    Hello Constantine,

    I seem to be running into you a lot on the internet. I know Baldrunner and SFrunner.

    I’ll come visit often. It seems like we share one affliction–that is, dreaming big because it’s free! I’m trying to find ways to free my legs to run faster. Tough assignment.

    Have a great day,

    QuickSilver

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  11. Wordplay

    Hi! Right now I am struggling to do 10K during practice run, I hope to join my first marathon this year….and I guess I’ll be visiting your site often for the tips needed.
    Thanks for setting up a site where we can benchmark among the best runners in the world.
    Kudos! I am sure you can attain your personal goal.

    Keep it up….keep on inspiring us! =)

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  12. lydia kimundu

    Hi!
    Your site is insipirational for aspiring runners!am a member of a fitness club and particiapate mainly in 10km races.I will share this blog with all of them.Otherwise any advise on those weak knees…

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  13. crestina

    Hi Constantine, I come across your blog while browsing the net. I’m a newbie in running and want to improve myself eventually. Your site is great read and I’m sure to be checking on it from time to time.

    Hope you don’t mind if I add you in my blogroll.

    Thanks..

    FROM CONSTANTINE: Thanks Crestina, feel free to add me on your blogroll.

    Crestina

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  14. Jenny Jones

    Constantine,

    You are an arrogant jerk. If Oprah or anybody else wants to compete in a marathon, then more power to them. They are novices, and everyone starts from somewhere…the beginning.

    You also sound like a racist.

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  15. Adrian

    hi constantine, thanks for the tips. they’re really inspiring. I just started joining marathons last year. I’m now preparing for the JP Morgan corporate run, it’s only a 5.6km though but my goal is to finish it in 16 minutes! I really look up to Kenyan runners.

    Adrian

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  16. Chuck

    Constantine,
    Cool website man! I’m following you on Twitter and look forward to the tips. Check out my site if you get a chance!

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  17. Illinois Injury Lawyer

    I just found your website through facebook. I’ve recently entered the Edinburgh Marathon which is on 31 May 2009. I’ve got a bit of time to train but seeing as I’ve never run a marathon before I think I need it! I was in Western Kenya last year volunteering in an orphanage near Maseno and I’m running the marathon to raise money for the orphanage (I thought it was a good fit seeing as Kenyans have done so well in marathons). It’s been great having a look at your website, maybe I’ll come and run the Nairobi marathon one day too although being a muzungu I’d probably come last seeing as my goal is for 4 hours 30 minutes!
    +1

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  18. Victoria

    Hi Constantine! Today I discovered Daily running Tips, and i found it very useful and interesting. I´m an amateur runner and also I edit LAP, guía de running a printed small guide for runners (www.guialap.com.ar).
    If you ever want to came to Argentina to run please contact us! It will be a pleasure to give all the information you need to run here
    Saludos!!
    victoria

    FROM CONSTANTINE : Thanks Victoria for the invite. I will make sure I get in touch with you when I come to run in Argentina!

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  19. Seb

    I enjoy your blog and the running tips you provide. Great photo of you and Haile. I still remember when he broke the 5,000 m record in 1995.

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  20. Nick Constantine

    we share the name!! so I run as I do in yoga for peace of mind but at 45 I am running faster than ever! I look forward your tips to improve my focus and, with a family, use of time in training.

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  21. Barbara Obonyo

    hello Constantine,

    Thank you for the insight. Ive just started jogging but its for fitness. Anyway I’d like to know where i can get fennel seeds locally. I’m currently in Nairobi.

    Thanks,

    Barbara.

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  22. Greg

    Beat Lance Armstrong at his own game?

    Running is not his game, cycling is. He was in awful shape when he finished the NYC marathon. I mean, still a good goal, but its not like taking up cycling and trying to beat him in the tour de france.

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  23. Adam J. Smith

    It’s true that Lance Armstrong is a cyclist, and holds a bunch of bicycle records; but being fron the U.S., I didn’t even know HE RAN a marathon?

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