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Elisha Kiprop, Josephine Jepkoech triumph at Standard Chartered marathon

Elisha Kiprop and Josephine Jepkoech were the winners of the15th edition of the 2018 Nairobi Standard Chartered marathon held today in Nairobi.

Running for the third time on the course, it was great deal for Kiprop to win the men’s title. The Eldoret based runner clocked 2:14.19 for the crown.

This follows his 5th finish in 2011 and second in 2014 and today, he edged out Julius Kiprono from Nandi in 2:15:01 and Patrick Cheruiyot in 2:15:09 to second and third places respectively.

After finishing 4th at Chemususu half marathon, Jepkoech timed 2:33:11 to win the race after recovering from a knee injury.

The Nandi based runner edged out Kaptagat half marathon champion Cynthia Jerop to second place in 2:34:12 as Joy Kemuma clocked 2:34:53 for third place.

Selected results

42KM Men

  1. Elisha Kiprop 02:14:19
  2. Julius Kiprono 02:15:01
  3. Patrick Kibet 02:15:09
  4. Mathew Ngabit 02:15:43
  5. David Kipkoech 02:15:47
  6. Philip Kiplagat 02:16:08
  7. Wilfred Kirwa 02:16:29
  8. Hammington Kimaiyo 02:16:35
  9. Philip Kipngetich 02:16:45
  10. Cornelius Kibiwott 02:17:14

42KM Women

  1. Josephine Chepkoech 02:33:11
  2. Cynthia Jerop 02:34:12
  3. Joy Kemuma 02:34:53
  4. Rholex Jelimo 02:39:38
  5. Lilian Jebitok 02: 42:23
  6. Naomi Jepkorir 02:47:57
  7. Viola Jepchirchir 02:49:25
  8. Sylvia Jemeli 02:58:26
  9. Bency Chepngeno 03: 01: 04
  10. Irene Cheptoo 03:02:31
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