We all know about the dominance of long distance runners by the African nations, specifically Kenya and Ethiopia. Well could this be the first small step by another country to try and challenge the elites?
Lesotho are due to have their first ever runner in next year’s Boston Marathon. Assisted by an American charity which helps the world’s poorer nations Motlokoa Clement Nkhabutlane will run the world’s oldest marathon.
With a personal best in the marathon of 2 hours 14 minutes he is unlikely to be challenging for first position but it is a start and it will hopefully encourage other runners from the country and who knows where this small step might lead to.
Read more here courtesy of Public Eye.