Ayub Kathurima

"I met Nicholas at a race, he asked me to go back home and be ready to train with them. I went home. And after two months I came back to the camp where I met with the cyclists in Iten and started training with the team that time with the mzungu coach, Rob Higley and he was impressed by my determination and included me in the Kenyan Riders team."

Kuthurima appeared in Iten, joining training sessions each morning for weeks, with the aim of joining the team. He would turn up on his Black Mamba and do as much of the session as possible until the bike broke or he could no longer stay with the team. The next day, he would be there again. Kathurima is now a strong and consistent member of the Kenyan Riders team.