Thousands of participants turn up to Cairo's half marathon on Friday 28 February
The race, organised by local running group the Cairo Runners, took place at Cairo Festival City, a development on the outskirts of the capital. There were three options for runners to choose from: the 21km half marathon, a 7km race, and a 1km family run.
Excitement built before the races kicked off as numbers gradually increased, and organisers said that there were even more entrants than the 4,000 who had initially registered.
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Photos by Rowan El Shimi and Ingy Deif.