MEET SABINA CHEBICHI, KENYAN MARATHONER WHO RAN BAREFOOTED TO WIN GOLD MEDAL
There is no perfect time in life. It’s flawed, complicated, unpredictable, can feel unfair at times and is sometimes scary as hell.
It’s also exhilarating, exciting, full of possibilities, potentials, wonder, love and kindness when you allow yourself to see it, and believe in yourself enough to accept it.
Waiting until you are ready is an excuse we tell ourselves because we can’t find the courage we need or we don’t believe in ourselves enough to make something happen.
It’s sometimes easier to say I wasn’t ready for this or that or it wasn’t meant to be rather than take the necessary action, belief, faith, and steps that are needed to take you on the path to getting what you want.
The only thing you need to be ready is to show up, take a chance and believe in yourself and the universe.
Sabina Chebichi became the first Kenyan female athlete to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games when she claimed the bronze medal in the 800m at the 1974 games in Christchurch, New Zealand
Born on 13 June 1959, she won her first marathon in 1973 while barefoot and wearing nothing but a petticoat.
She had burst on to the scene by winning her first race in 1971 running barefoot in her P.E kit, something that earned her the nickname “Petticoat Princess”
Sabina went on to become the 1st Kenyan female athlete to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1974.