Rohit Brijnath

In nearly 30 years of sportswriting he has covered the Olympics, Asian Games, cricket World Cups,  tennis Grand Slams and written for newspapers in India and Australia and also for the BBC South-Asia website. He has co-authored a book with Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and is happiest when visiting bookshops. He also runs very slowly in his spare time.
Eliud Kipchoge's shattering of the two-hour barrier during his staged run in Vienna in October has captured the imagination of many runners, including Robert de Castella, who last held the marathon world record in 1981.