Marathon for Makindu – sore footed success

Team Makindu finished in fine style last Sunday (Oct 4th) at the Portland Marathon and though Pheidippides, the first “marathoner” would have left us in his dust, we both had personal bests! (But of course it was the first time either of us had attempted a marathon.) Anita Amborsini (from Roseburg, OR) and Steve Randolph (of Portland) breezed through the 26.2 mile course that wound through downtown Portland, out Hwy 30 to the St. John’s neighborhood, along the University bluffs above the Willamette River down to the Broadway Bridge for the last stretch back to where we began downtown. It was enjoyable (mostly in retrospect) and a daunting challenge. We walked to celebrate the accomplishments of the Makindu Children’s Center and the lives of the many children served these past ten years. We very much appreciate the support of the donors who generously gave to honor our walk to honor the children of Makindu.

Thanks. Asante sana. It looks like the event will clear $3000 !!

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