Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Some of Kenya’s top runners will race through the streets of Nairobi alongside the public in February to celebrate the strengthening and upgrading of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which makes Nairobi a true world environmental capital, and to support an initiative to raise awareness of the need for peaceful elections in Kenya.

The star athletes are Paul Tergat, Former Marathon World Record Holder, Patrick Makau, Current Marathon World Record Holder, Catherine Ndereba, Former Marathon World Champion and Tegla Loroupe, Former Half-Marathon World Champion.

Organized by the Paul Tergat Foundation, Athletics Kenya and UNEP, the 21-kilometre celebratory run on 24 February will start at the Kenya Technical Teachers College in Gigiri. As well as celebrating UNEP’s new universal membership, the race is in support of The Sports for Peaceful Elections Campaign, started in January by the UN, the Sports Association, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Google Kenya.