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Paul Tergat Is Back: Running For Charity

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jul. 21, 2011
  • Updated Jul. 21, 2011 at 11:48 AM UTC
Former world-record holder in the marathon, Paul Tergat is back running--this time for charity. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Former world-record holder in the marathon, Paul Tergat is back running--this time for charity. Photo: PhotoRun.net

He competed in a race that raised money for a special-needs school.

After surviving a near-fatal traffic accident, Paul Tergat, the former world-record holder in the marathon, is back in action.

Last Wednesday, Tergat faced off against four-time Boston Marathon champion Robert “Mwafrika” Cheruiyot (Omar Ahmed), former world 10,000m champion Sally Barsosio, and 2007 Rotterdam Marathon winner Joshua Chelanga in a race located in the Nairobi suburbs of Milimani.

Dennis Nally, the chairman of the global accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, had challenged the elite runners to complete the race.

Proceeds from the race will benefit special-needs children at Kerer Primary School in Marakwet District through the construction of a classroom.

“Indeed, one of the girls from this particular school, Betty Cheruiyot, put her school and the country on the global map when she won a gold medal during the 2007 Special Olympics in Beijing, China,” Tergat explained.

“I believe that these disadvantaged children get to enjoy a better living and a conducive learning environment and it marks the beginning of our partnership with Paul Tergat Foundation,” Nally said.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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