Rome Marathon Robert Kipkemboi champion and Santos 10km winner Jelagat Seurey are the new winners of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon on Sunday.
Seurey a training partner to Olympic and London marathon champion Jemima Sumgong in Kapsabet breasted the tape in 2:34.18 to be crowned as the champion of the 42km women’s race, five minutes slower than the time posted by the 2015 winner Elizabeth Rumokol.
Recho Kogey was second by clocking 2:35.11 as Rose Maru was third by timing 2:37.11
“We were in a pack and I left the others at the 35 km mark and never looked back to the finish line,” said.
Kipkemboi trained by Eric Kimaiyo, twice Honolulu Marathon champion in Kapsait Training camp in the North Rift returned 2:13.27 to win the men’s race, two seconds shy of last year’s winner Joshua Kipkorir’s time.
Kipkemboi who was running in the second pack of marathoners broke away from the leading group before unleashing his finishing kick for victory.
World University Cross Country bronze medallist Mark Lokwanamoi a Banking and Finance student at Mount Kenya University (MKU) settled for second spot in 2:14.04.
Hillary Kiplimo settled for the third place finish for the second year in row to complete the last podium spot in 2:14.25 to run seven seconds slower than his last years’ time.
Kipkemboi said his next destination is the Singapore Marathon next month where he used the Standard Chartered marathon for preparations.
Reuben Limaa was crowned the winner as a race cheat John Mwangi tried disposses him the title was caught claiming to have won for a repeat of last year’s incident that took place in the 42km event.
Armed with full racing gear, with exception of his battered training sports shoes, Mwangi jumped into the men’s 21km line ahead of Limaa who was headed for the win.
The women’s 21km race was won by Betty Lombus in 1:12.26 with Ruth Chepngetich second in 1:14.13 as Peninah Chepchuma was third in 1:15.13.
Gilbert Korir emerged victorious in the men’s 10km race by clocking 29:28 ahead of second placed Stanley Kariuki in 29:42 as Ezekiel Yego was third in 30:08.
In the women’s 10km race, Faith Chepkoech won by returning 33:48 beating Judy Cherotich into second place in 34:39 as Edinah Koech was third by timing 35:12.
Samuel Ngige won the men’s 21km wheelchair race in 1:27.58 to beat Caleb Odiyo into second spot in 1:38.23 as Thomas Wakwabubi completed the last podium place by clocking 1:42.32.
In the 21km women’s wheelchair race, Caroline Wanjira returned 2:08.11 to carry the day to edge out Rahel Alar into the runners up position by clocking 2:18.09 as Asiya Sururu was third in 2:20.03.
Deacons East Africa won the Corporate Challenge ahead of security firm G4S as Nakumatt Holdings completed the last podium finish place.
1.Gilbert Korir 29:28 Sh110,000
2.Stanley Kariuki 29:42 Sh60,000
3.Ezekiel Yego 30:08 Sh30,000
1.Faith Chepkoech 33:48 Sh110,000
2.Judy Cherotich 34:39 Sh60,000
3.Edinah Koech 35:12 Sh30,000
1.Reuben Limaa 1:02:53 Sh150,000
2.Dominic Kipyegon 1:03.14 Sh100,000
3.Kenneth Rotich 1:03.27 Sh50,000
1.Betty Lombus 1:11:17 Sh150,000
2.Ruth Chepngetich 1:14.13 Sh100,000
3.Peninah Chepchuma 1:15.13 Sh50,000
1.Robert Kipkemboi 2:13:27 Sh1.5M
2.Mark Lokwanamoi 2:14:08 Sh650,000
3.Hillary Kiplimo 2:14:25 Sh350,000
4.Vincent Tanui 2:14:37 Sh150,000
1.Jelagat Seurey 2:34:18 Sh1.5M
2.Recho Kosgei 2:35.11 Sh650,000
3.Rose Maru 2:37.22 Sh350,000
4.Shelmith Muriuki 2:38.18 Sh150,000
21km Wheel Chair Men
1.Samuel Ngige 1:27.58 Sh150,000
2.Caleb Odiyo 1:38.23 Sh100,000
3.Thomas Wakwabubi 1:42.32 Sh50,000
21km Wheel Chair Women
1.Caroline Wanjira 2:08.11 Sh150,000
2.Rahel Alar 2:18.09 Sh100,000
3.Asiya Sururu 2:20.03 Sh50,000
- Deacons East Africa
- Nakumatt Holdings