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Kourage Athletics: Kenya's Running Brand

Think Nike but focused exclusively on Kenyan runners. Products are 100% Sub-saharan African from design through distribution.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

Kenya has been a leader in athletics since the 1960s which has earned the country an international reputation as the home of the greatest runners in the world. Kourage Athletics harnesses this storied tradition to create authentically Kenyan running apparel. Kourage's accomplishments include revenue of $35k, sold 1,000 athletic shirts to 19-countries & 40-states, produced shirts for the 2012 & 13 Maasai UltraMarathon in Kenya, & featured on CNN.


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    Chris Markl
    Managing Director

    33, US Citizen. Economic consultant. Previous entrepreneurial experience includes: raising $100,000 for Heifer, Partners in Health, and Oxfam. Bicycled from Seattle-Boston and Vancouver-San Diego. Completed 2-marathons. Founded and provided seed funds for Kourage.

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    Hussein Kurji

    35, Kenyan Citizen. Residence Nairobi, Kenya. Masters in Digital Media from Australia. Founder of Xeinium Productions. 5-years design experience. 8-years experience in business management roles. Designed all Kourage garments.

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    Douglas Wakiihuri
    Brand Ambassador

    48, Kenyan Citizen. Residence Las Vegas, NV. First Kenyan to win the world championship in the marathon. Olympic Silver Medalist 1988. Champion London Marathon, New York Marathon. Founder Kibera Running Club. President Sotokoto Marathon. Fluent in Japanese.