Tegla Loroupe (b. 1973) is a long-distance
runner from Kenya. She has been the World Half-marathon champion three times,
and held the world marathon record, as well as the records for 20, 25, and 30
She has won several
important marathons, such as the New York, London, and Berlin ones.
Additionally, she is a devoted advocate for women’s rights and education,
establishing a school and an orphanage in her native Kenya. She founded the
Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation, promoting world peace through sports and