Toby Tanser

Toby Tanser jogs in New York’s Times Square. Motivated by a life-threatening attack by thugs in Africa that saw him require specialized treatment abroad, Tanser has been using athletics to raise funds for healthcare projects in Africa.

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Cracking the cranium and the message of the millennium

What you need to know:

  • We drove painfully slowly from the Nairobi Airport as the engine squealed and screamed. I rejoiced to be back in Africa
  • On Christmas eve, Toby Tanser, an athlete, humanitarian and founder of the Shoe4Africa charity, organised a relay race from the Equator to Eldoret with elite and legendary runners to break ground for a new children’s cancer hospital. We follow Tanser’s charity through excerpts from his latest book: Running with Destiny – An odyssey of Mistakes, Machetes and Miracles:

During the last quarter of 1999, the Big Apple appeared on my travel agenda as, after some alcohol-induced behaviour, I hooked up with a lady dwelling in Manhattan. Learning of my unique vacation, she decided to tag along.


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