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Eliud Kipchoge extends yet another helping hand

Wednesday June 24 2020
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World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge (third left) together with Madhvi Dalal (right) of Padmad present a food ration to one lucky youngster, Whitney Jepkor (second left), who stopped by during distribution of Covid-19 food relief to 50 athletes in Eldoret on June 24, 2020. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By BERNARD ROTICH

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge continued to support athletes adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic yesterday leading in another drive to feed 100 athletes.

Some 50 athletes from Eldoret and another 50 from Kaptagat benefited   from food donation courtesy of Padmad an organisation dealing with menstrual health, sexual and reproductive health rights, and reusable sanitary pads in conjunction with Eliud Kipchoge Foundation.

On Tuesday, 100 athletes from Iten also received food aid from Sobak Shah from Shanir Wool Shop Ltd in Eldoret.

Kipchoge said he was happy with the overwhelming support from well-wishers who have supported him in various regions since he started the feeding exercise in March.
“I’m really touched by the support from Padmad Family. 

They have been very much supportive in this journey, have sustained many families and are still with us in this journey,” said Kipchoge.

The athletics legend said that many families that have received the donation have been deeply touched.

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“Since we started the exercise of food donation, many families have been reached but there are still others who need support and we shall always be there to try our best in supporting them,” said Kipchoge.

He asked more well-wishers to continue coming on board to support vulnerable families who have been affected by coronavirus restrictions imposed in March.

“The virus stopped all the races and athletes, especially budding ones and those who used to depend on races have been affected and need more support. I will still say that as an athlete you need food for you to train well.

Madhvi Dalal, the founder of Padmad, said she was happy to support the athletics legend through his foundation.

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