Mathew Kisorio defends Ndakaini Marathon title


Mathew Kisorio speaking after winning the Ndakaini Half Marathon
Mathew Kisorio speaking after winning the Ndakaini Half Marathon

Mathew Kisorio soldiered on despite the tough terrain in Ndakaini to cross the tape in first place at this year’s Ndakaini Marathon.

Kisorio won the the 21km race in a time of 1hr.05.15 to beat his closet rival Robert Kemboi who came second in a time of 1hr.05.30 and Justus Kangogo who finished third (1hr.05.47).

Hosea Mwaku was fourth (1hr.06.24) while Gideon Kiptui finished fifth in a time of 1hr.06.33.

In the women 21km race, Pauline Kurkwiyang finished first in a time of 1hr.15.31 while Beatrice Mutai and Gladys Chemweno finished second (1hr.16.31) and third (1hr.17.19) respectively.

Marion Limo finished fourth clocking 1hr.18.07.

Other races included 10km and 5km races for men, women and children. The two races saw regular participants and members from the corporate body join seasoned athletes in the run.

Josephine Musau, Mercy Wangui and Ruth Bosibori took the first three positions in the 10km women’s race while Amos Kaptich, Isaac Kipkoech and Ronald Kiprotich took the first, second and third positions respectively in the men’s category

Royal Media Services owner and chairman SK Macharia gave a personal contribution of Sh2 million as a reward to the winners in addition to the Ksh200,000 prize money for first place winners. Second place and third place finishers carried home Ksh100, 000 and 50,000 respectively.

Environment Cabinet Secretary Judy Wakhungu graced the event, for the second year in a row, together with Water and Irrigation CS Eugene Wamalwa.

In her remarks, Wakhungu congratulated the participants saying everyone who took their time to take part in the event, for the good of the environment, is a winner.

The event, in its 12th edition, saw 4,000 participants take part marking a surge in numbers since its inception.

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