Over 8,000 Runners Give Peace a Chance in Kigali Marathon

Athletics sensation Salome Nyirarukundo became Rwanda's first female athlete to interrupt Kenyan dominance by taking gold in the 21km Kigali International Peace Marathon. The race was started 13 years ago to promote peace, after the devastating 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over one million lives in 100 days.

Photo: New Times

More than 8,000 athletes from around the world took to the streets of Kigali for this year’s edition.

See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.