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Friday, April 23, 2010

Prime Example of Catherine as a Role Model in Kenya

I wasn't really planning on a blog post today but I came across an article online that was discussing the drought for American men and women in winning the Boston Marathon. As I looked over the list, I noticed that there was not ONE female Kenyan winner before Catherine Ndereba's win in 2000. Since then, there have been three others besides Catherine's four wins: Margaret Okayo, Rita Jeptoo and Salina Kosgei. There were plenty of Kenyan MEN winning, going back to Ibrahim Hussein in 1988 but no Kenyan women. To me this just emphasises even more the role Catherine has played in influencing women in Kenya! 
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  1. Hey when's Catherine next race? Can Catherine make her reture to Chicago this year?

  2. Ethio boy, I'm not sure when her next race is yet; she is recovering from a torn muscle but it is coming along. I can't answer about Chicago because I really don't know. Catherine and her manager decide which races to attend and there are a lot of factors that go into it but I will update as soon as I know! Thanks for reading! Don't forget to check us out on Facebook too and our website at


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