Silas Mng’etich and Maurine are Kisumu marathon champions

Silas Mng’etich and Maurine Chepkemoi are the winners of this year’s Kisumu International marathon held today in Kisumu County.

Makinga debut at the marathon, Mng’etich won the men’s 42km 2:16.50 ahead of William Cheboi (2:16.55) and Abraham Too (2:17.37) completing the podium.

Chepkemoi registered her maiden 42km victory 2:35.36 ahead of Pauline Mutwa (2:41.20) in second as Sheilah Jepkoech settled for third place timing (2:41.45).

In the 10KM race, Walter Kororia carried the day in the men’s category crossing the finish line in time of 29:32 ahead of Peter Kipkorir who was second in time of 30:21 as Francis Cheruiyot was third in 31:08.

Lewnida Agatha won the 10KM women’s category finishing in 39:11 followed by Tanui Miriam Jelagat in 42:43 and Jane Njeri in 44:38.

This year’s race attracted about 500 runners with the first three athletes to cross the line receiving Sh500,000, Sh250,000 and Sh100,000, respectively.

The marathon closed this year’s Safaricom Athletics Series calendar which included;Henry Wanyoike Road Race, Kenya Police and Kenya Prisons Athletics Championships, Kisii Half Marathon, Deaf Half Marathon, Iten Road race, Mombasa International Marathon, Isaiah Kiplagat Road Race, Madoka Half Marathon, Deaf Youth Athletics Championship and South Imenti Road Race.

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