Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

"In a country where only men are encouraged, one must be one's own inspiration."

-Tegla Loroupe, Kenya, 1994 New York City Marathon Champion

Loroupe has also founded the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation dedicated to ending conflict in East Africa though friendly sports competitions, educational programs to support children and women (most often victims of civil warfare), and an emphasis on local ownership of the peace process.

Not only is she her own inspiration, but inspiration for us all.

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