Madam Tegla Loroupe is the former World Marathon Record Holder and Globally Acclaimed Peace Ambassador.
She has been appointed Kenya International Sports Film Festival Brand Ambassador for the next two years having succeeded Madam Rose Tata Muya, OGW.
Madam Loroupe is an athlete of local and global renown and holds the World Records for 25 and 30 Kilometres. She ran her first major marathon in New York and won for two consecutive years.
Between 1997 and 1999, she won three world titles in a row over the Half Marathon Distance.
“I am happy to join this festival as the brand ambassador. I have my story and a lot of young sportsmen women have stories however big or small, they need to be encouraged to tell their story and that is what this festival seeks to do,”
Loroupe told Sports Monthly.
She won the Rotterdam Marathon three times between 1997 and 1999. Madam Loroupe, is a seven time Egmond Half Marathon winner and has won the Lisbon Half Marathon a record six times.
This amazing lady has also won the Paris Half Marathon in 1994 and 1998 before winning the London Marathon and Rome City Marathon in 2000.
Madam Tegla Loroupe, was named a United Nations Ambassador of Sport by The Late Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.
She is also an International Sports Ambassador for World Athletics.
Through the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation , Madam Loroupe created an annual series of Peace Marathons “Peace through Sports” designed to bring peace to an area plagued by raiding warriors and unending cattle rustling.
The peace run has been held in Kapenguria in her native West Pokot as well as Moroto in Uganda.
In October 2016 Madam Loroupe was awarded United Nations Person of the Year.