Limo gears up for epic Summit to Summit

Monday, August 2nd, 2021 00:00 |
Kipkemoi Limo is ready to scale the heights. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

Kipkemoi Limo is all set to run from Mt Kilmanjaro to Mt Kenya from August 14 to August 21 in the much-anticipated Salomon Kenya Summit to Summit.

Running across 47 Counties in Kenya last year has prepared the Salomon Brand Ambassador for his upcoming fairy-tale run which will cover over a mammoth 500km.

On August 14, Limo will runn up and down Mt Kilimanjaro in a distance of approximately 50km.

On August 15, he will run a 75km stretch from Marangu all the way to Kimana.

The itinerary for the following day (16th August ) will see Limo tackle some gruelling 86km between Kimana and Emali.

 Emali-Machakos will be an 89km stretch programmed for August 17.

Machakos-Ngoliba 81km challenge awaits Limo on August 18 followed by the run between Ngoliba-Sagana. (60km) the following day.

On August 20, Limo will traverse the 78km Sagana-Met Station section then  up and down Mount Kenya on August 21.

Should Limo complete the full itinerary as planned, he will become the first runner on planet earth to summit Mt Killimanjaro and run to summit Mt Kenya.

“It’s such a great feeling to chase my dreams in something no man has ever achieved.

With intense preparations and last year’s 47-county run which was a dry run for my intended Summit to Summit attempt, I can only hope for the best,” said Limo.

Limo will be spurred on by an experienced support team that will include fellow Salomon ambassador James Muhia who will summit with him in Kilimanjaro, and run with him up to the Kenya border.

Muhia will join Limo again for the climb on Mt Kenya.  Another Salomon ambassador Victor Miringu will  also run up to the Mt Kenya summit with Limo.

Limo will enjoy Salomon hiking gear for the summit and running gear for the running sector.

Salomon marketing representative Aliyanna Darwesh remarked: “As a brand we believe in moulding legends and shaping visionaries.

As distributors of the brand, the team at Going Outdoor are proud to be partnering with an athlete of Limo’s calibre and supporting him in his quest to chase his dreams and achieve the impossible.

Completing the Summit to Summit challenge in eight days defies all odds, however we have the utmost confidence in Limo’s abilities to go down in history as an elite Salomon athlete that pushes his limits beyond belief.

This will be another record set by Limo after becoming the first man to run an ultra marathon in each of the 47 counties in Kenya.”

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