A runner’s murder in Kenya opens a window into violence against women

Talented athletes targeted after success, financial rewards

12 April 2023 - 09:40 By Simon Marks

The town of Iten, perched on an escarpment in western Kenya 2.4km above sea level, holds an elevated place in the sports world as a training ground for elite long-distance runners. Olympians Lornah Kiplagat, Mary Keitany and Sylvia Kibet have logged hours on the dirt roads that wind through the surrounding fields and forests. The world’s fastest marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge, is one of eight athletes trained in Iten who will be running in the Boston Marathon on April 17. ..

There’s never been a more important time to support independent media.

From World War 1 to present-day cosmopolitan South Africa and beyond, the Sunday Times has been a pillar in covering the stories that matter to you.

For just R80 you can become a premium member (digital access) and support a publication that has played an important political and social role in South Africa for over a century of Sundays. You can cancel anytime.

Already subscribed? Sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.