Lawrence Cherono the Boston and Chicago Marathon Champion made a surprise donation of food stuff to over 50 children when he visited Neema Children Home on Saturday.
Neema Children’s Home Director Rev. Joshua Mbithi together with his wife Miriam were delighted by the kind gesture from the champion.
“We are happy that a champion has blessed us with food at this trying moment which has been hard for us. This will help us and we would also like to invite other well-wishers to support us feed these children,” said Mbithi.
Cherono is known for his strong finishing kick, which earned him that famous wins in Boston and Chicago. He terms it as “running smart”, opened up on his style.
“When you get into competition, every athlete is good and you have to do good calculations in order to emerge a winner. I always run smart and it has indeed worked for me in Boston and Chicago Marathons”.
Cherono lamented his frustration training alone and missing the serenity of Kaptagat in Elgego marakwet where he used to criss-crossing forest with teammates.
“I have been training alone for the last two months just to keep fit after Boston Marathon organisers cancelled the (April) race,” he said.
“I was in good shape and my target was to defend my title,” said Cherono, who is also the Chicago Marathon champion.
He also said that his preparations had started way back in December and he was optimistic that he would bag victory something he has now shifted to the next season.