Mary Keitany, real life heroine who's giving back to society

Left to right: Marathon runner Vivian Cheruiyot, Charles Koech and his wife, marathon great Mary Keitany and Toby Tanser, founder of the Shoe4Africa Foundation, during the opening of the Mary Keitany’s school in Elgeyo Marakwet County on August 11, 2018. PHOTO | CORRESPONDENT |

What you need to know:

  • In January, 2006, the Shoe4Africa foundation held a women’s only race that was free to enter.
  • It was designed to help people like Mary, who were not earning an income, a chance to expose their talent.
  • Other local races would often charge the equivalent of two day’s pay. This was a golden opportunity.

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