First Lady Jeannette Kagame runs 10 km in Kigali International Peace Marathon

By IGIHE
On 17 June 2019 at 11:18

First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has run 10 km in ‘Run For Peace’ circuit of Kigali International Peace Marathon held for the 15th time yesterday.

Yesterday’s Kigali International Peace Marathon which aims at promoting peace through sports was attended by 3899 participants from 55 countries who contested in its three categories namely: Marathon (42.195 km), Half Marathon (21.097) km and Run For Peace (10 km).

First Lady Jeannette Kagame participated in Run For Peace category where she run 10 km along with the Minister of Sports and Culture, Espérance Nyirasafari; the mayor of Kigali City, Chantal Rwakazina among other dignitaries.

Philip Kiplimo from Uganda won 42 km run in men category while Jepchirchir Korir from Kenya won in women category.

Chepchirchir Celestine from Kenya won the Half Marathon in women category while Kiminine Shadrack from Kenya won in men category.

Kigali International Peace Marathon started in 2005 supported by President Paul Kagame.
Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) president, Fidele Mubiligi Fidèle said that this year’s marathon was successfully completed though Rwandans didn’t emerge among first runners.
“ The marathon ended on a high note in general. Half Marathon was won by Rwandans last year but no Rwandan won for this edition except one who emerged the second in women category. It is normal in competitions. This year’s marathon attracted competent runners because awards were increased,” he said.

Three Rwandans who performed well in each category of Kigali International Peace Marathon were also awarded.

First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame has run 10 km in ‘Run For Peace’ circuit of Kigali International Peace Marathon
MRS. Kagame on a picture with other leader who were present in this Marathon Run For Peace. from the left: the Cabinet Minister of Gender and Family Promotion: , Nyirahabimana Solina; Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board, Francis Gatare; Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye; the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, in the Office of the Prime Minister, Kayisire Marie Solange; the cabinet minister at the Ministry of Sports and Culture,Nyirasafari Espérance; the mayor of kigali city, Rwakazina Marie Chantal; Director General of Imbuto Foundation, Umutoni Sandrine the First Lady's advisor Jeannette Kagame, Radegonde Ndejuru
3899 participants from 55 countries participated in Kigali International Peace Marathon
Jepchirchir Korir from Kenya won in women category
Philip Kiplimo from Uganda won 42 km run in men category

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