KIPPRA had the privilege to participate in this year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2019 which took place on the 27th of October at the Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi. Over 18,000 participants graced this year’s event which had six race categories -- 42km, 21km, 10km and 21km wheelchair race for both men and women respectively. The others were 5km Family Fun Run race and the CEOs race. KIPPRA enrolled 50 participants (24 ladies and 26 gentlemen) with, remarkably, one person competing in the full marathon(42km) and setting the official KIPPRA course record. The rest of the KIPPRA “elite athletes” took part in the shorter distances, with a majority of the them participating in the 10km and under race, with the Executive Director leading the ‘troops.’ In truth, every step of the KIPPRA participants was inspired by the great Eliud Kipchoge’s fit of sub 2hours, confirming that –“no human is limited.”
The Nairobi Marathon is an annual event held in October in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s edition had a new campaign dubbed ‘futuremakers’, a new community initiative aimed at opening opportunities for the next generation. Standard Chartered Bank seeks to help young people access jobs and economic opportunities. They are raising USD50 million by 2023 to tackle inequality and increase economic inclusion for young people.
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