UN World Food Programme

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Summary: 

Young Paul Tergat (Up at Right) (Paul would have been 16/17 or so) at the Kapkawa Boys school in Baringo. Paul says he was an athlete there, played sports like volleyball (given his height) and while he ran, he didn't recognize his gift at that point in his life. Paul's life changed in 1977, when WFP started distributing free school lunches at his Riwo Primary School. Tergat is currently the world's fastest man over 26 miles, but as a hungry child in the drought- and poverty-ridden district of Baringo, Kenya's marathon man struggled to make the three-mile trek to school.

Date: 
09/30/1986
legacy ID: 
5281