“No human is limited.” These wise words from the greatest marathoner of all time, and friend of Lewa Eliud Kipchoge, certainly resonate with the majority of those who participate in our race every year.
For the past 20 years, at least 20,000 runners from over 30 nationalities have convened to run wild across Lewa’s rugged terrain. The course has remained largely the same, the winners have shifted over the years, but the enthusiasm for the event has not waned. After opening up registration for the event, entries were filled within 2 hours!
Race day was exciting, eventful and gruelling. It was fun and challenging, for both the runners and organisers Lewa and Tusk Trust. The highlight of the day was having the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, build the excitement for the race by joining children as they run the 5 km race. Later on, Her Excellency had the opportunity to visit some of Lewa’s projects that benefit from marathon funding. Her speech during the prize giving ceremony applauded the runners and organisers while emphasising the value of protecting Kenya’s wildlife and the natural world.
Asante sana to the Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed for flagging off the race alongside Meru County’s governor Kiraitu Murungi and our Kenya board chair Michael Joseph.