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Back to Rhythm campaign promotes heart health

It involved a cycling challenge from Nairobi to Eldoret

In Summary

The campaign was a precursor to the World Heart Day on Sunday

Cycling challenge is flagged off
Cycling challenge is flagged off
Image: Moses Mwangi

The Back to Rhythm campaign started at Nyayo National Stadium on Thursday. It also involved cardiac screening for over 2,000 athletes in Nairobi and Eldoret.

There was a cycling challenge thereafter from Nairobi to Eldoret, led by career cyclist David Kinjah

The campaign is part of the efforts to drive Heart Health awareness and was a precursor to the World Heart Day on Sunday. This third phase specifically targets sportsmen and women engaged in rigorous sporty activities, who are said to be vulnerable to heart-related complications.

Philips Africa CEO Jasper Westerink
Philips Africa CEO Jasper Westerink
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Youngest cyclist Buji Kinjah
Youngest cyclist Buji Kinjah
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Cyclists Dinnah Safari and Loise Wambui
Cyclists Dinnah Safari and Loise Wambui
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Athletes David Mwangi, 67, and Caroline Nduta, 60, ride stationary bikes
Athletes David Mwangi, 67, and Caroline Nduta, 60, ride stationary bikes
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Radio personality Amina Abdi measures her height and weight
Radio personality Amina Abdi measures her height and weight
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