Welcome to Manuel Viehl

I am glad that you have found your way to my page and are interested in my way. I moved to Kenya when I was just twenty years old. For most of the year I train in Iten the "Home of Champions", at an altitude of around 2,400m. With the goal of the 2028 Olympic Games always in mind. In my blogs I keep you informed about my training, challenges in Kenya and competitions in Europe.

If this blog isn’t the only way you want to keep track of my achievements and lifestyle, you are more than welcome to visit my YouTube channel and Instagram page. Still got any unanswered questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me via Email or


“But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.”


My current Blogs

A (training) week in Iten "Home of Champions

120 - 140 running kilometers, 1,200 - 1,700 elevation gain, 7x core and mobility and 3x massage. This workload is currently my normal training week in Iten, Kenya. But what makes the training here so challenging, how did the adaptation to the altitude as well as the hilly terrain go and is there already a noticeable progress? I would like to share that and a detailed training week with you in this article.

Goodbye Germany - I'm moving to Iten, Kenya

05 March 2021, a cold day in Germany. But soon I will be running again in the sun and pleasant temperatures. My plane towards Kenya takes off and a new chapter begins for me. I have prepared this step for a long time and today is finally the day. My move to Iten, Kenya..

Challenges to my move to Kenya

Still: Eight weeks or 56 days or 1344 hours or 80640 minutes or …. until I move to Kenya. And slowly I realize the challenge of moving in another country. After many people wished it, today I want to give you a little insight into how the preparation looks after I decided a year ago

Time2Run New Year's Eve run

Due to the current Coronasituation, the Time2Run New Year's Eve run in Schwabmünchen could not take place in the usual form this year. For organiser Leo Klocke and his team, it wasn´t a reason to to cancel this years event. And so it was called Time2Run virtual this year! The runners chose whether to complete the 6km or 12km course

Watch the full TV report about my decision to move to Kenya on Augsburg.tv. [Click here]

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