Gotytom Gebreslase: Chasing the Horizon

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Science in Sport Team

5 minutes

A six-part series “Chasing The Horizon with Gotytom Gebreslase”, telling the incredible story of the elite marathon runner’s journey.

Gotytom Gebreslase has been described as “The Fastest Runner You’ve Never Heard Of”.

After exploding onto the elite marathon scene with a Gold Medal at the World Championships in 2022, Gotytom followed that up with a hard-fought Silver at the World Champs in Budapest 2023 and has consistently podiumed at a number of prestigious events ever since.

Since partnering with Science in Sport, fuelling and nutrition have become a central component to the Ethiopian’s race strategy and continued success.

As Gotytom aims to fulfil her dream of qualifying for an Olympic Games, “Chasing The Horizon” tells the incredible story of her meteoric rise so far, uncovering in real time the next steps on her pursuit for further glory.

From Gotytom’s village upbringing in Ethiopia, the series explores her daily routine and training life, her immersion into the world of SiS nutrition and its impact on her performance and the highs and lows of an elite athlete, culminating with her preparation and race day episodes as Gotytom attempts to qualify for Paris 2024.


“It’s an honour to work with Science in Sport on this project, which we hope will motivate others to try and unlock their ultimate potential. Sport at the highest level is about marginal gains, so knowing I have the backing of world-leading fuelling and nutrition makes me even more confident I can pursue my goals.” Gotytom Gebreslase


EPISODE 1 – From Tigray to the Top of the World

EPISODE 2 – Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose

EPISODE 3 – You Have a Great Engine

EPISODE 4 – Defending the Title

EPISODE 5 – The City of Running

EPISODE 6 – Chasing the Olympic Dream

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Science in Sport Team
Science in Sport Team
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