Our Champion for Peace

TEGLA LOROUPE

Sports bring people together


Tegla was the first African athlete to win the prestigious New York marathon. Since 2003, she has used her fame to help peace in Africa, working with her foundation. Deeply involved in the plight of refugees, Tegla accommodates thirty athletes in her training centre and helps them prepare for international competitions.

age

45

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Kenya

sport

Athletics

palmares

Olympian
Winner of the Marathons of New York City and London
3x Semi-Marathon World Champion

Ngong, Kenya

Tegla Loroupe – Refugee Athletes Program

Peace and Sport went to Kenya to visit the programs of the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation. Since 2015, in order to give hope to the milions of refugees all around the world, Tegla selects the most talented athletes from several refugee camps and support them in their olympic dream.

CISA

Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation

I Move for Peace Run

November 2015

SPEAKER FOR THE PEACE AND SPORT INTERNATIONAL FORUM