Over kshs 13 million will be up for grabs as organizers of Eldoret City marathon are set to reward top ten finishers in the marathon that was hosted in Eldoret town on 22nd April.
The payment comes after all athletes went through testing and were free from any doping scandal that has been associated with many Kenyan runners.
According to the race director Moses Tanui, all athletes who are eligible for payment will get their money on 8th June with the champion in each gender pocketing a coolm kshs 3 million, first runner up kshs 1.5 million and third finisher with a million shillings.
“The race was successful and we have to make it known that they will get their money on 8th. The paying period was delayed because all athletes had to undergo some doping process and luckily none was tested positive,” said Tanui.
Former Boston marathon champion Sharon Cherop and Elkana Yego were the winners in the race that kicked off at Kaprobu, surging through Eldoret-Ziwa road and ending in Eldoret town.
“We are inviting all athletes who took part in the inaugural event to come for their prize money. We are happy that none of the competitor flouted the rules of the game by doping,” added Tanui, the two time Boston marathon champion.