Beyond Zero First Lady Half Marathon in pictures

By Game Yetu: Sunday, March 10th 2019 at 14:27 GMT +3 | Athletics
Photo [Courtesy]

A brief background of the marathon

Launched in 2014 by HE. Margaret Kenyatta, the first lady of Kenya, Beyond Zero is a charitable organisation inspired by the realization and knowledge that maternal and children deaths are preventable. Beyond Zero is a call to action for policy prioritization and formulation, increased resource allocation, improved service delivery and better individual health-seeking behaviours and practices.

The marathon

The Beyond Zero Initiative has used the Half Marathon as the anchor fundraising platform, raising funds and resources to bring to focus key challenges facing Kenyans especially women and children.

The 21 km race started at 6 am [Courtesy]

 

Runners take part in the 21 km race that started at 6 am this morning [Courtesy]

Among the Prominent personalities taking part in the event are First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, DP William Ruto, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, former prime minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn and Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge.

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta runs in the 10km race [Courtesy]

 

Deputy President Dr William Ruto participates in the 21Km Half Marathon Race that was flagged off by former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn [Courtesy]
Makueni's Kivutha Kibwana ready to run in the 10km race [Courtesy] 

Paralympians are participating in the race for the first time.

The First Lady flagged off the 21km Paralympic race [Courtesy]
Paralympians participating in the race for the first time [Courtesy]

David Bett won the Beyond Zero Half Marathon held in Nairobi on Sunday Morning.

David Bett wins the Beyond zero half marathon [Courtesy]

The first three participants to cross the finish line in the half marathon will walk away with Sh250,000, Sh125,000 and Sh75,000 respectively.

The 10km race top three finishers will get Sh100,000, Sh60,000 and Sh40,000 respectively. 

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