Toby Tanser

Toby Tanser (right), founder of the Shoe4Africa Foundation charity accompanied by Engineer Odhiambo Atogo, the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital’s resident engineer, at the site where the Shoe4Africa Juli Anne Perry Children’s Cancer Hospital will be built on August 13, 2019. The hospital, which will be exclusively for children with cancer will be built behind the Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital at a cost of Sh250 million and will be first one in Sub-Sarahan Africa.

| Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

Preparing for first race in Kenya, looking forward to Eldoret trip

What you need to know:

  • ‘I instantly recognised the man pouring the cup of tea from a feature in the Runner’s World magazines’
  • Toby Tanser, an athlete, humanitarian and founder of the Shoe4Africa charity, yesterday 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:

Surprisingly, the athletes neither acknowledged my presence nor gestured me away, and I seized this as an invitation to tag along.


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