The fifth edition of the Eldoret City Marathon has been called off.
With the race that was to be held on Sunday October 1st in Eldoret has been called off according to race Director Moses Tanui.
In a press release, the veteran athlete expressed regret about having to postpone the event. It was noted that they were ready to host the event this weekend but unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
“The decision has not been made lightly, and I want to express our profound regret that we find ourselves in this unfortunate situation
“As many of you have been aware, we have been diligently working towards organising an exceptional marathon event that would showcase the extraordinary talent and determination of our athletes,” a part of the statement read.
He also added that the Uasin Gishu County Government withdrew from sponsoring the race, a move that affected them heavily.
“We scouted for new title sponsors and unfortunately there has been a delay in the completion of the transaction to deposit the prize money required to ensure that the race meets the high standards that both our athletes and fans rightfully expect,” the statement added.