Reigning Baringo half marathon champions Isaac Kipkoech and Lucy Cheruiyot will be defending their titles in a race set for this Sunday in Baringo County.
Kipckoech will be seeking a hat trick in men’s 21km while Cheruiyot will be yearning for her second title in the annual event.
Kipkoech has a personal best of 27:35 in the 10km run during the Madoka Half Marathon last month.
Cheruiyot will face off with former world under 20 5,000m champion Sandra Chebet who has a personal best of 30:57 over the same distance posted in Valencia, Spain.
Baringo event over the years has become a launching pad for many athletes including world marathon women’s only record holder and three-time New York Marathon champion, Mary Keitany and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 10000m champion, Joyce Chepkirui.
Lotto Foundation, which has sponsored the event for the last two years, will once again be partnering with the organizers in the road race and other initiatives including Baringo Deaf/Blind School.
Winners in both the men and women’s races will pocket Sh100,000 with the top ten finishers also receiving cash prizes in the event co-sponsored by Tourism Fund.