About me

My name is Manuel Viehl I am 20 years young and a long distance runner over the 5.000m & 10.000m. What was once a hobby has become more and more my focal point in recent years. In addition, the goal matured in me to become the BEST VERSION of myself in sport. To make this goal measurable, I have decided that I want to compete at the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. An ambitious goal, I know. In order to be able to achieve the necessary development in the next few years and to concentrate fully on the sport, I will move to Iten, Kenya, on March 5, 2021. There I will lay the foundation for my career and the big dream for seven years.

I am trained by Thomas Potzinger (assistant coach of Renato Canova). With him I also built a small house in Kenia
You find my path exciting and would like to know more? Then take a look at my Youtube or Instagram account as well as my blog. Here I regularly capture my daily life and training. You will also get an insight into the training of the elite in Iten. Do you have any questions? Then don’t hesitate to write a message to me on social media.

best wishes,


“At my first training camp in Kenya, I realized what is important and where I want to go”

Manuel Viehl, Kenia 2019