The G4S 4teen is an innovative sports programme supporting fourteen aspiring young athletes from around the world.
The young athletes, who all demonstrate the strong set of values required to develop and compete at the highest level, enjoy the ongoing support of their local G4S office and the global G4S family.
In addition to receiving sponsorship intended to enable them to focus on training for, and competing at, junior and world championships and possibly the greatest sporting stage of them all, the Olympic Games, the local G4S markets also provide training in key life skills.
They also receive the support of double Olympic Gold medallist and global sporting icon Haile Gebrselassie. An inspiration to hundreds of thousands of athletes for the past two decades, Haile has committed to mentor the team to help each athlete achieve their sporting goals.
G4S Kenya sponsors a young athlete, Pauline Korikwiang, the World Cross 5,000m champion, who is also a junior 3,000m silver medalist. She signed her sponsorship with G4S in 2007.
With G4S sponsorship and the support of FastTrack, Pauline has kept her athletics training on track and has participated in local, national, regional and international championships and is a role model for young Kenyans.
Pauline’s most recent race is the All African Games Championship held in Maputo in Zambia in September 2011 she participated in the All African Championship held in Maputo in Zambia where she emerged 3rd and won Bronze medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters respectively.
Earlier in July 2011 Pauline participated in the World Championships qualifiers at held at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi; she emerged fifth in the women’s 5,000m, clocking 15:10:00.
In January 2010, in Fuensalida, Spain, Pauline won the women’s 6.5 km race in 20:05 way ahead of title defender Ines Monteiro of Portugal. A week later, at the fifth leg of IAAF Cross-country Permit series in Santiponce, Spain, Pauline was runner-up after Masai and compatriots Pauline Korikwiang and Ann Karandi Mwangi.
One notable transformation in Pauline is her confidence. As a result of her exposure to local and international training (e.g. one-week training at Peak Performance, Outward Bound camp), Pauline can now engage with ease at any level.
Other G4S 4Teen athletes are from Bangladesh, Botswana, Colombia, Chinese Taipei, Estonia, Guatemala, India, Macau, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, and Thailand.