London Marathon runner raises £1.5k for British based Kenyan charity

Grant Ritchie London Marathon
Grant Ritchie has raised £1.5k for Out of Afrika by completing the London Marathon. Photo: Facebook/Out of Afrika

Grant Ritchie has raised £1,500 for British based charity Out of Afrika by completing Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon.

Recording a time of 4 hours 12 minutes, the money raised will help the small charity to continue their work supporting disadvantaged children in Kenya through their education.

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet-runners have raised over 770 million for good causes since the race began in 1981.

This year’s Marathon around England’s capital city proved to be a successful day for Kenyan runners.

24 year-old Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race in 2:05:56 with fellow Kenyan Bedan Karoki finishing third with a time of 2:07:41.

But the big story of the day Mary Keitany breaking Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win today’s London Marathon. The 35-year-old crossed the finish line on The Mall in two hours 17 minutes one second, the second-fastest time in the race’s history. Her time was 41 seconds quicker than four-time British Olympian Radcliffe when she won the event in 2005.

If you would like to donate to Grant’s London Marathon collection for Out of Afrika, you can still do so by visiting his Virgin Money Giving page.