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Tegla Loroupe (9 May 1973 – ) is a former Kenyan long-distance track and road runner. She is perhaps one of the few unrivaled international sports figures of all time with a number of records, medals and honours in her belt. She was the first African woman to win the New York City Marathon and has held many world records. Loroupe holds the world records for 20, 25 and 30 kilometres and previously held the world marathon record. She is the three-time World Half-Marathon champion. She was the first African woman to win the New York City Marathon, which she has won twice. She has won marathons in London, Boston, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Berlin, Rome and many of other cities. At one time she was vividly regarded as the fastest woman in the word. Her own experience makes her a role model for women and girls worldwide. 

 

In 2003, she started the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation and has been an active advocate foR peace. She has been successful in bringing members of warring tribes together. In 2006, she founded the 10km Peace Race, which included 2,000 warriors from six different tribes. Loroupe said the motivation for the race was to use her fame to help bring about greater harmony. 

She is a Renowned International Athlete and she has vowed to use her track and field achievements and skills to promote a peaceful co-existence and socio-economic development of poor and marginalized pastrolists men, women, and children