What do you call a woman who is the first African woman to win the New York Marathon only five years after getting her first pair of sneakers? You call her Chametia (one who never gets annyoyed) or Tegla Loroupe. Here is her medal-worthy story.
From running star to champion for peace, the story of Tegla Loroupe
By Paul Osborne
Tegla Loroupe is a real life role model. From her exploits on the road to her incredible humanitarian work off it, the Kenyan is a true ambassador to her country, her sport and mankind as a whole.
Born in Kapsait village, the Lelan division of West Pokot District, Kenya, Loroupe grew up with 24 siblings. She spent her childhood working fields, tending cattle and looking after younger brothers and sisters.
It was at the age of seven, when Loroupe began attending school, that her running prowess became immediately apparent. Attending…
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