Njeru, Kipkoech clinch Imenti South Road Race titles


Isaac Kipkoech and Daniel Muteti battle for the men’s Safaricom South Imenti Road race ...
Isaac Kipkoech and Daniel Muteti battle for the men’s Safaricom South Imenti Road race title (PHOTO/COURTESY)

Embu County’s Pauline Njeru and Isaac Kipkoech from Kericho County cruised to victory during this year’s Safaricom Imenti South Road Race that attracted over 700 athletes.

Njeru crossed the tape at 57:32 to claim her third title at the annual race with Nancy Nzisa from Machakos County coming second in 57:37. Nyahururu’s Monica completed the podium, clocking 59:34 for a third place finish.

Njeru attributed her win to the extensive training regime that she has been adhering to for the last few months.

“I have been training in Rwanda and wanted to use today’s race as a build up to the Angola race which has been cancelled unexpectedly. I am however happy about this win as it puts me in a better position to prepare for upcoming races next year,” she said.

The winner of the men’s race, Isaac Kipkoech clocked 49: 22 with Daniel Muteti from Makueni County clocking 49:28. Henry Kiplagat from Charity Club completed the top three with a time of 50:01.

Winners walked away with cash prizes of Kshs. 100,000/= each.

 

SUMMARY OF WINNERS:

 

15KM MEN

  1. Isaac Kipkoech- 49: 22
  2. Daniel Muteti- 49:28
  3. Henry Kiplagat -50:01
  4. Kenneth Kimathi- 50:05
  5. Josephat  Ndabiri- 50:46
  6. Stephen Mwendwa- 50:59
  7. Mike Mutai- 51:07
  8. Ronald Kiprotich- 51:04
  9. Kenneth Murithi- 51:18
  10. Japheth Mutwiri- 51:24

15KM WOMEN

  1. Pauline Njeru- 57:32
  2. Nancy Nzisa- 57:37
  3. Monica – 59:34.
  4. Lydia Orongo- 59:53
  5. Immaculate Jebet- 1:00:02
  6. Joyce Wanjugu- 1:00:14
  7. Eunice Kioko- 1:01:02
  8. Tabitha Gichia- 1:01:41
  9. Wanjiru Kariuki- 1:02: 26
  10. Mary Wangeci- 1:03:

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