Friday, April 11, 2008

Maasai team to run London Marathon

I heard the coolest story on BBC News today. It was about some members of the Maasai Tribe in Tanzania who went to London to run in the marathon as part of a fundraising effort to get a clean water supply for their village. How amazing is that?

The best part is that the tribe members will be running in their traditional robes, with shoes made out of used car tires AND carrying their shield and spear. These guys are amazing! During a practice run with the reporter the Massai tribe members were easily doing better than the UK runners and even leaving the reporter, a former marathon runner, behind. You go guys!

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