A team of Kenyan charity runners, led by Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Kipchoge Keino, on Sunday (9 January) claimed a world record for pushing a pram 250.4 miles (about 400 kms) in 24 hours.
CV Pram PAN TO crowd
SV Crowd PAN TO Keino with pram
GV Keino away from start with pram
CV Sign "Mombasa" PAN cars escorting pram-pushers
SV Runner taking over pushing from colleague
SV Control point PAN TO car post with spare pushers
SV Member drinking soft drink
SV Police ??? p???t pram-p???sher ??? escort car as runners change over
CU Sign Mombasa-Nairobi
SV Runner along road another taking over
GV Runner wearing kilt & pushing pram past
SV Man taking photograph
SV Crowd applaud at finish (2 shots)
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Background: A team of Kenyan charity runners, led by Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Kipchoge Keino, on Sunday (9 January) claimed a world record for pushing a pram 250.4 miles (about 400 kms) in 24 hours. The course of the race went from its start in Nairobi down the Mombass Road to the finish point 250 miles away.
The 10 runners, all members of Round Table organisations raising money for handicapped children. ???laimed the record from the Pembroke Round Table in Wales, who pushed their pram 148 miles (about 276 kms). The Kenyans raised an estimated 2,300 Sterling.
SYNOPSIS: A large crowd was on hand in Nairobi on Saturday for the start of Kenya's attempt to capture a new world record....that for pushing prams.
Pushing for the Nairobi and Thik??? Round Tablers was Kenyan Olympic and Common-wealth Games Gold Medallist Kip???hoge Keino. The ten runners in the race were all members of Round Table organisations raising money for handicapped children. To beat the existing record, the Kenyans had to top the distance of 148 miles....held by the Pembrok??? Round Table in Wales.
The course of the race was along the road to Mombasa. One thing the pram pu???hers had going for them was the fact that it was all down hill as Mombasa's ar ??? level. When one runner was tired, another man lumped out of the van following the prmas and took over. Spare parts were alo??? carried in case of breakdowns as the 24-hour race went on to Sunday.
Runners could rest briefly if they wanted to...while fresh ???place???nt??? took over
The road was kept open by three police cars which followed the route. Despite the efforts of the authorities, by Saturday night a long traffic jam had built up behind the runners. Part of the route took the pram-pushers past the Tsavo National Park, famous for its elephants....and formerly for its man-eating lions.
It's not as easy to push prams as one might think. Kip Keino, the Kenyans' star, said he found it tougher than some of his Olympic triumphs. He told a reporter that one couldn't really run fast and the pram always ???wayed and twisted while in motion.
Many of the runners were businessmen living in Kenya....among them this distinctive Scotsman.
At the finish K???ino's team claimed a new record. They said they'd pushed for a distance of 250.4 miles. The race had its cash benefits as well...the runners raised about 2,300 Sterling for handicapped children.