Thomas Ayeko


Thomas Ayeko (given birth to 10 Feb 1992 in Kapkorosoi, Bukwa Area) is a Ugandan long-distance runner. In the 2012 Summer season Olympics, he competed in the 10,000 metres, completing 16th overall. His international debut came in the 2010 IAAF Globe CROSS-COUNTRY Championships, where he came 18th and helped Uganda towards the junior bronze group medals. His junior profession took off the next yr as he was the junior metallic medallist behind Geoffrey Kipsang in the 2011 IAAF Globe CROSS-COUNTRY Championships, then earned bronze medals in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres in the 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships. Ayeko stepped in to the older category in 2012 and started to focus on monitor running, owning a 5000 m best of 13:23.25 minutes for second in the Memorial Primo Nebiolo and a 10,000 m best of 27:43.22 minutes in Birmingham. After his Olympic debut, he began 2013 on grass and received the Antrim CROSS-COUNTRY before taking second in the Cross de San Sebasti├ín. He positioned fourth in the Cinque Mulini per month later on. He was runner-up to Peter Kibet at that year’s Ugandan 10,000 m tournament race and continued to put eleventh in the 2013 Globe Championships in Athletics with an individual best work of 27:40.96 minutes. He produced his half marathon debut at the fantastic Birmingham Work in Oct and received the competition in a period of just one 1:02:32 hours. Seven days later he arrived third at the fantastic South Operate 10-miler.