Afowiri Kizito Fondzenyuy

Afowiri Kizito Fondzenyuy

Founder and Managing Director

Afowiri Kizito Fondzenyuy is a social entrepreneur and marathoner whose impact spans around education for kids, health research and intervention and culture.

He is also known as the Toghu Marathoner for famously running four marathons in Toghu, an outfit known to the people of the North-West region of Cameroon.

He obtained bachelors in Economics and Agribusiness from the University of Dschang in Cameroon, an MBA in International Business from the University of St. Thomas in Houston -Texas, Masters Degree in Finance from Tulane University in New – Orleans, Louisiana and Leadership Certificates in Strategic Framework for Non-profit Organizations, Financial Stewardship non-governmental organizations & Understanding Governance as Leadership from John. F. School of Government at Harvard University.

As the Toghu Marathoner, he has covered 715.2km in 17 marathons across Europe, America, Australia and Asia, earning the Abbott World Marathon Majors Medal for completing all six marathon Majors in Berlin, London, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Tokyo. 

Afowiri, who clocked 51 in 2023, earned the Guinness World Record for being the fastest man to run a marathon in Toghu after running the 2024 Tokyo Marathon. 

He has so far completed the London, Athens, Boston, Sydney, and Tokyo Marathons in Toghu. 

He runs mostly to raise funds for education, refugees, internally displaced persons and research across the world. His impacts have mainly been through the Amom Foundation which has initiatives that reach twenty thousand children annually. 

During the Tokyo Marathon he ran to raise money to help build bridges in Ngondzen community in Biu District of the North West Region of Cameroon. 

Afowiri is also an entrepreneur, he is the founder of Calabash LLC, the owners of Hotice Reaper who make natural hot pepper sauce for barbeque and other foods. 

He is the founder of Amom Foundation who work around  entrepreneurship Skill development for underprivileged high School students in rural areas to make them job creators or ready to work after school.

Amom Foundation has also done the One-Book-One-Child Project aimed at increasing reading culture among children as well as book provision for libraries.

They have also done Citizen Led Assessment (CLA) to measure foundational learning of reading and numeracy skills, mostly at the Grade 2 or Grade 3 level according to national curricula, typically on children between the ages of 6-16 with focus on internally displaced children (IDPs) in Cameroon.

Afowiri Kizito Fondzenyuy is a father of three beautiful daughters and is a Masters Degree holder from Tulane university and St Thomas University in Houston, Texas USA, with certifications from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

He is uniquely standing tall and always proud of marathons in Toghu, knowing that he is carrying the weight and blessings of his native land with him everyday. He is an inspiration to a number of kids at home and in the diaspora who will soon start feeling like SuperHeroes when they wear Toghu just because one man is running around the world in it.


He is the Toghu Marathoner.