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What you missed at Beyond Zero race

Coincidentally, the race fell on the International Women’s Day

In Summary

• Pomp and colour marked the race while leaders' dressing raised eyebrows

President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the 2.6km race.
BEYOND ZERO President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the 2.6km race.
Image: EZEKIEL AMINGA

The chilly Sunday morning weather in Nairobi did not deter thousands of Kenyans from thronging Nyayo Stadium for the fifth edition of the Beyond Zero Half Marathon.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, the brains behind the initiative that creates awareness and supports maternal health care and the reduction of the child mortality rate, was at the venue early to flag off the races, starting with Paralympics 21km race at 6.30am.  

Coincidentally, the race fell on the International Women’s Day, an occasion when the achievements of women worldwide are celebrated and challenges facing them recognised and plans of action formulated.

Participants of Beyond Zero do some exercise before the start of the race.
BEYOND ZERO Participants of Beyond Zero do some exercise before the start of the race.
Image: EZEKIEL AMINGA
21km Tricycle winner Jane Kerubo greets the First Lady after the race.
BEYONDZERO 21km Tricycle winner Jane Kerubo greets the First Lady after the race.
Image: EZEKIEL AMINGA
Corporate race winners' team lift a cup after being gifted by the First Lady
BEYONDZERO Corporate race winners' team lift a cup after being gifted by the First Lady
Image: EZEKIEL AMINGA
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka
BEYONDZERO Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka
Image: EZEKIELA AMINGA
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta flags off the 21km race
BEYOND ZERO First Lady Margaret Kenyatta flags off the 21km race
Image: EZEKIEL AMINGA