Lesotho to have it’s first ever runner in the Boston Marathon

Posted: Nov 17, 2011 In: News With: 3 comments

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.

 

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Peter Donato

Peter Donato is the Founder of MyNextRace.com and has remained active year after year. A former competitive tennis and golf player, he has completed 16 marathons, five in Boston, dozens of adventure races, one Warrior Dash, and many triathlons and cycling races. His racing highlights include a 2:49 Marathon P.B., an Ironman Triathlon, a full Marathon in a Mascot outfit (Jefferson) where he broke the Guinness Record, and cycling solo from Rome to Venice. He and Jefferson live, work and play near Lake Ontario in Toronto.

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    Kyle.S

    Event Year:2012
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    It lead to positive effects to his country.
    It is possible that The country’s people can get great encourage from his race.

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    Anthony

    Event Year:2011
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    I lived in Scarborough for a few years and have run Boston 3 times!Does that count??
    Didn’t think so… :-(

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    Peter Donato

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    How about Scarborough? When will we have the first runner from here?

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