Daegu Marathon champion Abraham Kiptum and former Barcelona marathon champion Valary Aiyabey Jemeli were the winners of Kabarak Half Marathon race ran today in Baringo and Nakuru counties.
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Dubbed “Equator Run” because of its significance for crossing the Equator, athletes ran in both Northern and Southern hemisphere in the cold weather in the region.
With challenges along the course, two time Lagos Marathon champion Kiptum had to overcome all odds, surviving a fatal accident along the course to win the title.
He survived the accident when a motorist was preparing to get up from the scene, three more motorists ferrying photo journalists crashed on the first motorbike that was still lying on the tarmac.
With less than a month after winning San Diego marathon, the 27 year old runner to beat other 168 athletes who were at the starting line.
saw Stephen Kiprop finish second in 63.38 ahead of Gedion Kipketer who clocked 63.51.
former Kass marathon champion Valary Jemeli won the title in 73:20 seconds followed by Celestine Chepchirchir who was timed at 73:48 while Joy Kamuma was third in 74:3.