KOJO KYEREME - cardiac physiologist, London
Kojo Kyereme is a 42 year old cardiac physiologist that has been running competitively for 32 years – firstly as a sprinter, then marathon runner. Despite working full time in a busy hospital located in the heart of London, Kojo still manages to run 10-16miles (16-25km) most days – AND is father to two young girls. We talked with him about how he manages to balance family, work and fitness with the same 24 hours as the rest of us.
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Thanks for your time Kojo. Let's start with what an average week looks like for you?
Monday to Friday I arise at 5:45am begin running at 6am (Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with the 6am club). I run approx 10 miles before doing one school run and then catching the train to work. During school holidays I'll run to work instead of taking the train. I generally work between 9-5 in a busy Cardiac Department. I often run approx 6 miles on way home, before eating with the family. Weekends comprises of family pursuits with training fitted in between. Sundays often being long run days if not done in week on way to work.
What got you to this point/what was the catalyst to kick off your dedication to fitness?
Since family and working life began my training has always been wrapped around this. My dedication to running began at the age of 10. I realised I was good at it and opened up opportunities to travel and meet new people.