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Fridah Chepkite Lodepa gunning for a seventh Lewa Safari Marathon title

Decorated Fridah Chepkite Lodepa will head for a seventh title in the 24th edition of Lewa Safari Marathon to be held at the Lewa Conservancy in Isiolo County on June 24.

The mother of three embarked on intense training on January 10 at her base in Iten with her Cloud Nine Athletics Club in readiness to defend the women’s 42Km category she dominated last year in the annual race whose proceeds are channeled towards wildlife conservation.

“I’m already in shape now, the remaining three months I’ll work on speed. I’ll also do long runs for endurance and mileage,” the triple Standard Chartered Marathon champion told Standard Sports.

In a press launch in Nairobi yesterday, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy CEO Mike Watson said they are targeting between 1000-1200 athletes in this year’s race whose theme is ‘Ditch the desk, run for the wild.’

(06/14/2023) Views: 642 ⚡AMP
by Ochieng Oyugi
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Safaricom Lewa Marathon

Safaricom Lewa Marathon

The first and most distinctive is that it is run on a wildlife conservancy, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to a number of endangered and threatened species- and also a catalyst for community development for its neighboring communities. For the past 17 years, funds raised from the marathon have gone...

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