Kenya: Hundreds of Runners Celebrate Nairobi As Global Environment Capital

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Nairobi — Dickson Chumba and Philes Ongori Claim Top Prizes in UNEP Half Marathon

Young runners warm-up ahead of the race in Nairobi

Close to two thousand star athletes, up-and-coming runners, school children, UN staff and members of the diplomatic community pounded the pavements of Nairobi today for the second United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Half Marathon.

Organized in partnership with the Paul Tergat Foundation and Athletics Kenya, the 21-kilometre race celebrated Nairobi as the 'Global Environment Capital' following a decision by the UN General Assembly in December 2012 to grant universal membership to UNEP.

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