Tegla Loroupe - a famous marathon runner from Kenya.
Even though others didn’t think she could ever enter a proper race, she believed in herself and went on to be the first
African woman to win the New York Marathon.
Her running career began at a young age when she ran 6 miles to school everyday, to make sure she got there on time !
Winning marathons earned Tegla some large amounts of money which she used to help others by establishing
schools in Kenya as well as many other peace projects.
A truly inspirational lady who embodies the Habit of Mind of “persisting”, keeping going and sticking at it evenwhen it gets tough and others don’t believe you can do it !