Biography

 

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A woman of outstanding warmth and courage, Tegla Loroupe literally flew in long-distance races in the second half of the 1990s.

 

Tegla holds world records in 20, 25 and 30 km. She has won the semi-marathon world championships three times and was the first African woman to win the most prestigious long-distance race: the New York Marathon, which she won twice. She also won the London, Boston, Hong-Kong, Berlin and Rome marathons, amongst others.

 

Tegla has been a United Nations Ambassador for Sport since 2006 and is an OXFAM Ambassador for peace and sport in Darfour. She set up her own Foundation, which since 2003 has each year organized ‘Marathons for Peace’ in Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan. Tegla was nominated a ‘Community Hero’ during the Awards Ceremony for Kenyan sports personalities in 2007.


 

 
Acting together with Peace and Sport

 

Tegla was one of the 3 Patrons (together with Wilson Kipketer and Paula Radcliffe) for the 2011 Peace and Sport team at the NY Marathon to raise funds for Peace and Sport field projects.

 

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