A great strength of feet for a great feat of strength.
Running has changed my life, for good. It has imparted to me a community, a sense of confidence, and an identity. I’ve learned to trust myself and my friends and to carry the spirit of the runner to everything I do. I know that I live a charmed life for reasons largely due to chance, and I wish to use my passion to effect positive change.
ON RACING FOR DARAJA:
Outside of Nanyuki, Kenya, a school called Daraja Academy provides brave, exceptional girls with a secondary school education to break the cycle of poverty through what is called the Girl Effect. Each year, I fundraise and run with Daraja to show these students the same support I show my teammates here and to give them the chance to forge a life for themselves. Three years ago, I ran the Bay to Breakers race for Hadija Hussein Abullahi. Two years ago, I ran for Fatuma. Last year, I ran for Pauline. You have the power to change a girl's future. What are you going to do with it?
WHY DO YOU RUN?
"Because you're wondering if your grandchildren will too. Because its raining. Because you can, and others can't. Because its faster than walking. Because that shaky-leg-thing is all about nervous energy. Because you can't fly. Because you can fly. Because your personal best is just that, yours. Because the pain of a blister is nothing compared to the pain of stopping. Because you like the resistance the wind gives you. Because you like the resistance you give the wind. Just Because." -NYC Marathon Ad
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