Maasai Warriors Run London marathon on Trainers Made from old car tyres

From their dress, swords, and the way they march, they are similar to a lost legion of the Roman empire.

There are up to one million Maasai living across southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.

Trainers made from car Tyres

These Six Maasai warriors ran the 2008 London marathon on “trainers”

made from old car tyres. In Kenya the sandals are called “Akala” 

Their “training” was the daily herding of cattle and hunting lions.

 

The warriors were running the London Marathon to raise money to drill a water hole and provide clean running water for their village.

Along the 26 mile they stopped to sing and dance. They were happy to see the sights – but, sadly, they did not sip tea with the Queen as hoped.

Help kids in Africa get clean water by donating to the Maasai water fund at www.maasaimarathon.org

 

One thought on “Maasai Warriors Run London marathon on Trainers Made from old car tyres

  1. sarah-louise upton

    err no offence, but why would you make trainers out of tyres of a car and they are disgusting.

    FROM CONSTANTINE: The old tyres are used to make cheap Sandals.

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