Kenya, Rwanda First Ladies in race for peace

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta(15001) is joined by her Rwanda Counterpart Jeannette Kagame(R) and Mrs Rachael Ruto(06050) Participate during the Beyond Zero Half marathon along Mombasa road on Sunday 06/03/16.PHOTO:BONIFACE OKENDO

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will tomorrow join Rwanda's Jeanette Kagame in the annual Kigali International Peace Marathon.

The race is expected to draw thousands of athletes from across the world, including Kenyans. An estimated 6000 athletes, diplomats and peace enthusiasts are expected to take part in the peace race, a national showpiece that now enters its 13th year.

Although the Kigali event incorporates the 42 km and the 21km races, the two First Ladies are scheduled to run a symbolic 7 km special “run for peace” after flagging off the other two events.

Since 2013, Kenya's First Lady has run four Half Marathons in Nairobi and London Marathon. [PSCU]

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Forget Chelsea’s Victor Moses dive, here’s FA Cup Final hall of shame

Victor Moses threw his black armband in frustration after becoming the fifth player to be sent off in an FA final.

Simbas clawed by Germans

Germany Eagles fly away with victory with last gasp drop goal.

Arsene Wenger after winning the FA Cup: I’ll make a decision on his future as Arsenal manager this week

Arsene Wenger confirmed with a smile that his Arsenal future will be decided next week after claiming a record 13th FA Cup for the club.

Why it was right for Sanchez's goal to stand

Alexis Sanchez broke the deadlock in just four minutes of Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

Arsenal win English FA Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1

Arsenal won the FA Cup for the third time in four years on Saturday when they beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final, thanks to a contested fourth-minute goal by Alexis Sanchez and a 79th minute header by Aaron Ramsay.

Arsenal vs Chelsea live FA Cup Final 2017 Lineup

Arsenal vs Chelsea live FA Cup Final 2017 Lineup

More Stories
Chespol loses shoe, then roars to second best steeplechase

Kenyan teenager Celliphine Chespol, after temporarily losing a shoe on the penultimate lap, recovered to run the second fastest women's 3,000 metres steeplechase ever at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Athletics: Mombasa selects athletics team

Steve Wima had mixed fortunes during the Mombasa County athletics championships held yesterday at the Mbaraki Sports Club.

Kibai re-affirms his track supremacy in Eldoret

Simon Kibai, the world 5,000m deaflympics record holder, showed his might by winning the 10,000m race in Eldoret during the Safaricom national deaf athletics championships yesterday.

Kipchoge missing from list of marathoners

With focus now shifting to Daniel Wanjiru and Edna Kiplagat to lead the team of nine athletes in 2017 IAAF World Championships in London - in August, there will be more demanding questions than available answers as to why Eliud Kipchoge was not picked by Athletics Kenya (AK).

Kenyan stars ready to meet Mo Farah: Can Kamworor and company break the athletics’ great?

Mwangangi, Koech and Tanui go head-to-head with two-time Olympic champion.

Deaf athletes in exciting duels at Olmpics qualifiers

The field was quiet. Sign language was the order of the day.

Who will stop Jebet? Steeplechase, a race made in Kenya for Kenyans

Kiyeng ready for second bite at the cherry as new spirit looms in the air.

Wait, all is not lost: Coaches to assess performance

AK upbeat to fashion strong squad despite lukewarm shows

Kenya, Rwanda First Ladies in race for peace

Noble cause: First Ladies in peace marathon