Scotiabank Charity Challenge – Waterfront Marathon

We are very excited to announce that the great Ethiopian Olympic hero MIRUTS YIFTER has joined the P2P Canada Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k Charity Challenge as team captain.

Ethiopian Olympic great MIRUTS YIFTER is delighted to join the P2P team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k Charity Challenge as Honorary Team Captain. P2P Canada is thrilled that MIRITS YIFTER has wholeheartedly embraced the cause of children orphaned by AIDS in Ethiopia. Team P2P hopes to improve upon the $20,000 raised in 2013 to $40,000 this year. All of which provides life sustaining support to HIV/AIDS Orphans in Ethiopia.

MIRUTS YIFTER made his Olympic debut at the Munich Olympics in 1972 where he won a bronze medal at the 10,000m finals. Between 1972 and 1980 Miruts handily won numerous international long distance competitions setting world records in many of them. His crowning achievement was winning gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m finals in stunning fashion at the Moscow Olympics in 1980.

Miruts followed in the footsteps of the great Abebe Bikila – the first African athlete to win gold at the Olympics – and he himself inspired the many supremely successful Ethiopian long distance athletes that came after him like Haile Gebresellasie, Kenenisa Bekele and many others. In his heyday, Miruts was known as YIFTER THE SHIFTER due to his unique and abrupt change in speed when executing his devastating kick to the finish. MIRUTS is currently retired and lives in the Toronto area and also makes frequent trips to Ethiopia.

We call upon the P2P community, supporters and fellow Torontonians to join us on October 19. Run or Walk with Team P2P and the great MIRUTS YIFTER to raise funds which translate into hope for the tens of thousands of HIV/AIDS orphans in Ethiopia.

Join our team today. You are needed!

If you wish to sponsor Team P2P and our honorary captain Miruts, please follow this link…Sponsor !

*People to People Canada is a  registered charity #. 894191212RR0001  engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention/ education and supporting vulnerable victims.

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