Toby Tanser

Toby Tanser, founder of Shoe4Africa Foundation, speaks during a visit to The Shoe4Africa All4Running Kapchorwa Secondary School in Kabirirsang village, Nandi County on December 25, 2021.

| Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

My neighbours were world champions, record holders, and also fledgling stars

What you need to know:

  • Bliss continued when Tanui welcomed me into his group as he prepared for the 100th Boston Marathon
  • 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 mission through excerpts from his latest book: Running with Destiny – An odyssey of Mistakes, Machetes and Miracles:

The journey along the Great Rift Valley was spectacular, and, after a four-hour drive—glancing to the right—I noticed a circular weather-beaten red signpost announcing Welcome to Eldoret Town.


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