Langat and Jepngetich shine at Betika 15km Kapsabet Road Race

Upstarts Judith Jepngetich and Bernard Langat were crowned the champions of the inaugural Betika 15km Kapsabet Road Race held today in Nandi County.

Jepngetich won the women’s race in 50:45.1 ahead Janeth Jepkosgei Kiptoo (51;02.0) and Joan Jepkosgei (51:24.7).

She said that being the first time to compete in the road, it was a hard course but coming home victorious was good for her.

She added that the victory has added flavor as she wants to venture into road running.

“This is a good start because I want to venture into 10km, marathons and half marathons in the near future,” she said.

Langat from Nakuru County beat the odds to win the men’s race. Also as a 5,000m runner, it was his maiden appearance in road running and came home victorious.

The shy talking runner who trains in Keringet, Nakuru County said that it was his maiden run in road and the victory was never planned since he overtook the second placed Langat Kiprotich to cut the tape in 44:13.07 with Kiprotich coming second at 44:26.9 and Felix Kirui completing the podium psotions in 44:29.8.

Selected results


  1. Bernard Langat -44:13.7
  2. Langat Kiprotich- 4426.9
  3. Felix Kirui- 44:29.8
  4. Brian Kibor-44:33.1
  5. Aron Ronzer- 44:37.2
  6. Boaz Kipkemboi-44:43.2
  7. Joshua Kimutai-44:43.5
  8. Kevin Kigen- 44:51.9
  9. Amon Lagat-44:55.1
  10. Enock Kemboi- 44:56.5


  1. Judith jepngetich-50:45.1
  2. Janeth Jepkosgei-51:02.0
  3. Joan Jepkosgei-51:24.7
  4. Milicent Kemboi-51:33.6
  5. Gladys Songol-51:38.3
  6. Ataenja Nakule-51:43.6
  7. Beatrice Bett-51:54.6
  8. Lilian Lelei-51:57.8
  9. Maureen Chemutai-52:04.5
  10. Emma Jeruto-52:11.9
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