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Chelimo, Chepkoech triumph at Standard Chartered marathon

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Elias Chelimo and Sheila Chepkech have won the 42 Kilometers individual men and women categories in the19th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.

Over 200 elite athletes, 100 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and 20,000 recreational runners participated in the marathon.

The marathon was attended by CS Sports, Arts and Youth Affairs – Hon Ababu Namwamba: Athletics Kenya President, Lt Gen (Rtd) – Jackson Tuwei; Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces -General Robert Kibochi. The start and finishing points were at Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road.

Runners used the scenic route on the Southern bypass for the physical marathon thus experiencing a great view of the Nairobi National Park.

The marathon featured six race categories: 42km men and women, 21km men and women, 10km men and women, 21km wheelchair men and women, 5km Family Fun Run race and the Corporate Relay Challenge.

The winners are highlighted below:

Patrick Mosin won the men’s 10km race in 31:39, edging out Geoffrey Kipchumba to second place in 31:41 as Bravin Kiprop timed 31:55 for third.

Women’s 3,000m steeplechase world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech clocked 36:07 to settle third in women’s 10km behind winner Hillary Kipkoech in 33:12 and Jesca Chelangat 35:26.

Results

21km- men

1.     Daniel Simiu 1:00:05,

2.     Isaia Lasoi 1:01:23,

3.     Samuel Naibei 1:01: 31,

4.     Alex Nzioka Matata 1:01:35,

5.     Ezra Kipketer Tanui 1:01:55.

21km-women

1.     Evaline Chirchir 1:09:58,

2.     Nelly Jeptoo 1:10:40,

3.     Edith Chemjor 1:11:03

4.     Nancy Chepleting 1:11:58,

5.     Rebecca jeruto Cherop 1:12:33.

10km-men

1.     Patrick Mosin 31:39,

2.     Geoffrey Kipchumba 31:41,

3.     Bravin Kiprop 31:55

4.     Barnard Kipkirui Biwott 32:23,

5.     Brian Kibor 32:32.

10km-women

1.     Hillary Kipkoech 33:12

2.     Jesca Chelangat 35:26,

3.     Rebecca Chepkemoi 36:20,

4.     Cynthia Chemwono 36:56.

Standard Chartered partnered with Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to ensure the results were credible. Speaking at the conclusion of the 19th edition of the marathon, Peter Gitau, Chairman, Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Local Organizing Committee said, ‘’We are proud to have hosted an inclusive, sustainable and accessible marathon for all. This year, we implemented learnings from last year enabling us to host a hybrid marathon. We remain grateful to all our partners and stakeholders who continue to make the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon a premium athletic event and now look forward to the 20th edition in 2023.’’ 

Every participant  received a tree seedling to plant at a place of their choosing through the marathon’s “a tree per runner’ initiative. All proceeds will be channeled towards the bank’s Futuremakers initiative where the bank is working with disadvantaged young people – especially girls and persons with disabilities to gain new skills and expertise to improve their chances of getting a job or starting their own business. Futuremakers empowers the next generation to learn, earn and grow by focusing on education, employability, and entrepreneurship.

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