Eldoret City marathon race director Moses Tanui has warned dopers not to set a foot at the race that will be ran on Sunday 21st April 2019.
Addressing the media during the second edition launch at Eldoret Club, Tanui, the two time Boston marathon winner said those who will be competing in the race should be clean during and after the race to ensure sanity in the marathon organized by a ‘;clean runner.’
“I want to warn those athletes who will be competing at the race not to dope. If you are found, it will be a criminal offence,” said the former Vienna marathon winner.
Last year, former Boston marathon winner Sharon Cherop and Elkana Yego were the winners of the race pocketing cool kshs 3 million.
This year, the prize has increased to kshs 3.5 million for both gender winners as the prizes will trickle down to 20th finishers.
“This is genuine money and should be won by genuie people. We don’t want to award an athlete then the following day or after Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) are through with their results, you found to have doped. I ran a clean race and I want clean athletes too in this race,” said Tanui.
At the same time, the course has been changed and the race will now start at the University of Eldoret gates to Eldoret town past other states.
Athletes who will be competing at the race will part with kshs 1,200 and registration can be done online or at Rupa Mall Eldoret where a desk will be set up.