Train Talented, Underprivileged Runners in Kenya

Sep 28, 2013

Helping Paul Train - A Great Future Potential Marathon Athlete


Since the launch of this project we have identified several talented underprivileged young athletes who need support to achieve their running careers. Thanks to YOUR support, Paul Langat, one of the talented runners has received training shoes.  He is also now receiving on-going support towards his accommodation and food - as he trains with other runners. Paul had to relocate from the village where he lives to Kericho town, a place where he can access training facilities and coaching.

Paul has a desire to pursue his college education when he succeeds in his marathon running career. Paul has a personal best time of 27:52.36 in 10,000 meters event.  This is a competitive time and we anticipate that he will continue to improve in the coming year.

Through our on-going support, Paul will be able to train well and finally achieve his marathon running dream. He will be able to support his family as well as the community.  Thanks to your support we have taken the first step towards helping him achieve his goal. 

We hope to help Paul and several others like him whose great running talents would otherwise go to waste. Our long term goal is to be able to build a training camp for them where they can train under favorable conditions.  With your help, we can change the lives of these young underprivileged runners - helping them become productive members of their communities.  

We would love to hear from you and respond to any questions you may have about this project.  We also welcome your suggestions with regard to how we can best prepare and expose Paul to international running.  Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions you may have.  

We also welcome your best donation today - so we can expand to supporting other great, budding athletes.  Thanks for your support!

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Sylvester Renner

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Kenya   Sport
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