Run The World Challenge 2 Profile: Boaz Kipyego is training so hard to make his life better and to help kids
Boaz Kipyego (26) started running in primary school. "I used to ran from home to school to and fro everyday which was almost 12km per day," says Boaz. He then started running at school and they discovered his talent. "I was the best runner in my school. When I finished primary school I got into the secondary school but my parents could not pay my fees and that was the end on my study." Boaz runs two or three times almost every day. In his second Run The World Challenge he has already run and logged 586 miles in 33 days which is ahead of what he did in the first challenge. "My best race was in Des Moines, Iowa in USA in 2016. I successfully won my first race in USA." The local newspaper the next morning wrote, "Boaz Kipyego crossed the finish line of the IMT Des Moines Marathon and just kept running. The Kenyan was so excited about winning his first marathon that he wanted to celebrate in front of many of his new American friends at Cowles Commons. So, draped in a Kenyan flag, he did a victory lap back toward the finish line. "America is fantastic — this is my first time in the U.S. This is my biggest win," Kipyego said after running 2:16:36. Boaz comes from a humble background. "I am training so hard to make my life better and so I can help other kids," he says. "Run the World gives me focus," Boaz says.
posted Monday October 1st