14th Edition of the Stanchart Marathon Launched

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Standard Chartered Marathon Participant running in the 2015 Edition of the Stanchart Marathon

Standard Chartered CEO Lamin Manjang has warned participants of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon set to be held on 31st August 2016,against attempts to cheat their way to success noting that the organizers will continue to deploy chip technology in all races and survaillance cameras to complement the route marshalls.

His sentiments come following the 2015 edition of the Marathon which turned dramatic when one Julius Njogu crossed the line in 2nd position in an attempt to trick his way into the money bracket.

“All measures are in place to ensure there’s no cheating.The athletes will carry the chips with them when running and there are also other means in place that will help curb cheating during the race and that ”,said Manjang.

The Standard Chartered Marathon last year introduced a new challenge for the Chief Executive Officers to boost the ‘Seeing is Believing’ Initiative.

This year 30 CEOs are expected to register for the CEO challenge race.

The seeing is Believing Kitty which was launched on Friday,24th June is targeted to raise Ksh 75 million up from Ksh40 million last year for charity.

Proceeds from registration will be channeled to the Seeing is believing iniative.A flagship CSR program that focuses on addressing avoidable blindness among children below 15 yaers.

More than 10,000 children have benefited from corrective surgery whereas Ksh 150 million has been raised since the marathon was launched in 2003.

Mr Manjang however Lauded Athletics Kenya and the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF),for enforcing stringent anti-doping regulations in the sport “Although thenew measures adopted last year contributed the delay in paying out price money,it is important to ensure the results are beyond reproach”he said.