Huge field to do battle in today’s Shoe4Africa race

Female athletes battle it out during the AK/KCB Iten Cross Country 8km senior women's race on November 15, 2014 in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Over 1,000 female athletes will compete for prizes and goodies on December 24, 2014, as this year’s Shoe4Africa Road Race goes down in Iten. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA |

What you need to know:

  • The Foundation is a charitable organization which  has been offering shoes to upcoming athletes from poor communities in Africa in support of athletics and well-being.
  • Tanser, a New York-based former athlete, runs a number of projects seeking to better education and athletics help talented children in Kenya achieve their dreams, has funded establishment five schools across North Rift named after famous athletes.
  • Kibarus recently won the Safaricom 10km in Iten, came second in both Eldoret’s Kecoso and Family Bank Half Marathons, boasts a good season and says she has trained well to defend her title.

Over 1,000 female athletes will battle it out for prizes and goodies Wednesday as this year’s Shoe4Africa Road Race goes down in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

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