A press release issued by the organizers has revealed that Lorenz arrived at the Kilimanjaro International Airport on an Ethiopian Airlines flight. The airline is the sponsor of the marathon.
Lorenz has featured in a number of films including Santorini Blue, Perfect Strangers, and the Big Fight.
|Onesmo Ngowi, the president of IBF-USBA Africa, Middle East, and Gulf of Aden with Deirdre Lorenz in Moshi.|
Lorenz has been nominated three times for an Oscar for her acting roles.
The Mt. Kilimanjaro Marathon is the brainchild of Mary Frances and was launched in 1991 following a request to her by a former Tanzanian ambassador to Egypt. The Mt. Kilimanjaro Marathon is part of the 7 continental races. The marathon has become famous worldwide and has received prestigious awards including from Wonders of the World magazine with a readership of 5 million which ranked the marathon in second place as the most prestigious marathon in the world, while Forbes lists the marathon as the most prestigious. Mary Frances has been honoured by the Moshi Municipality with a boulevard in her name.
Lorenz's itinerary shows she will visit the Upendo Orphanage run by the Precious Blood Missionaries, and on Saturday she will visit the KCMC Hospital where she will meet nurses. Saturday evening she will attend a pasta party where she will also meet other runners and choose her number for Sunday's race.