Accelerating

With Abraham’s flight to Nairobi, the pace quickens and the energy multiplies. Big Blue has been traveling east at an average rate of 15 knots, with stops in Miami, France, Malta, and the United Arab Emirates before arriving in Mombasa. The ship carries more than 5,000 containers and generates tremendous momentum as her twin 35,000 hp engines ply the seas.

Abraham’s Etihad jet, cruising at 600 mph, with engines generating over 100,000 hp, leaves in the last week of the container ship’s voyage, makes just one stop in Abu Dhabi, arriving several days ahead of the ship. Being way ahead, Abraham is able to fly from Nairobi to Eldoret, spend time organizing there and then make it to Mombasa in time to meet the ship, clear the container through customs and coordinate loading onto the flatbed truck that he is renting.

Ms. Margaret and her sister, Ms. Tacey

We look forward to reports of Abraham’s progress across Kenya and anticipate the arrival in Matunget. There will certainly be a harambee celebration with singing, feasting, and sharing of stories. Abraham’s grandfather was a leader of his people. His mother, Margaret, has devoted her life to helping the children of Matunget prepare for the long journey ahead. Since he was a boy, Abraham wanted to fly. He would tell anyone who asked what he wanted to do – “I want to fly”. Abraham says “Mom always sent me to the kiosk to buy something. We are 5 in the family. Why me? Because I am quick!” Abraham’s Grampa entrusted him at a young age with messages, which would always be delivered quickly and properly. Margaret could see the way ahead. “Run for me, Abraham. Run for me.” She knew that by running, her son would achieve his dream.

After 7 years at a training camp, Abraham had his chance to fly. He boarded a plane bound for France, ran well in his first cross country race, and accelerated across Europe, Canada and the United States as well as in other races around the globe. Through word of mouth, Abraham arrived in Santa Fe, settled in Pojoaque, became a movie star and now, there he goes! Off on another long distance journey to meet a tractor that will help make dreams come true and build on Margaret’s lifelong passion for educating the children of Matunget by providing a center for learning in a comfortable environment, serving as a magnet for participation and education.

Abraham Kosgei – leader of his people, ‘Voyage of Time’

What a thing for a son to achieve. Returning to his village and bringing friends, along with a 72 hp earth moving machine. Abraham is a Kalenjin warrior who has gone out into the world, been away for years and years, and brings back a true mythical beast, a Ford-blue beast with the power of 72 horses. We are in the business of delivering energy, applying and focusing it to get things done. It will be amazing to see the things Big Blue helps get done. We invite you to come along for the ride!

Smooth running,
Joseph Karnes
Race Director

 

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