Adam Holland is now set to be the sole ultra-runner completing a gruelling 100km each day for ten days on the Aegis Trust’s Run4Peace 2016 – a torch relay with a hundred 10km segments open to the public, passing through some of the UK’s biggest cities at the end of October to raise funds for peace-building education to save lives in northern Kenya. Since 2014, ethnic violence has left over 600 people dead and driven over 435,000 from their homes in the region, birthplace to some of the World’s greatest distance runners.
Rob Young – who completed a 2,200+ mile torch relay for the Aegis Trust with Adam Holland in 2015 – has decided to withdraw in order to avoid attention being diverted from the cause. This follows an investigation indicating that he received unauthorised assistance during his 2016 World Record attempt for the fastest run across the United States.
The Aegis Trust understands Rob Young’s decision to withdraw, and appreciates the support he has provided to date.
Aegis also congratulates Adam Holland on his recent marathon wins over consecutive weekends in September (Hull, followed by Nottingham’s Robin Hood Marathon). Despite Adam’s outstanding form, running 1,000km in ten days with the Kenya Peace Torch will be a significant challenge. We urge runners everywhere to show their support for Adam, and to help him in his life-saving mission for young people in Kenya, by signing up via www.run4peace.co.uk/join to help him carry the relay torch through their town or county.