Tegla Loroupe, Paul Tergat to be inducted into New York hall of fame

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Tegla Loroupe and Paul Tergat are among three East African long distance runners who are set to be inducted into the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Hall of Fame, Class of 2015 later this month.

Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie as well as the two Kenyan athlete legends are listed among other marathon greats to be honored for their trailblazing careers and contribution to society.

According to a NYRR press release published on Wednesday, Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain and U.S. award winning running journalist Marc Bloom are also among the other award winners.

“New York Road Runners and those involved in the sport of distance running are incredibly fortunate to have witnessed the stellar performances and contributions of Paula, Tegla, Paul and Haile throughout their careers,” said Peter Ciaccia, NYRR president of events.

“Their record-setting and medal-winning runs raised the sport to new heights, and they have selflessly used their leadership in the sport as a positive platform for change and inspiring people of all ages and abilities to improve their loves through running.”

All five winners are scheduled to receive their awards on Oct. 29th at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion in Central Park.

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