Reigning Lagos marathon champion Abraham Kiptum is the winner of the Central Rift Athletics Meeting that was held on 4 February at Mosoriot Teachers College in Nandi County.
Running on his training ground, Kiptum cut the tape with a time of 29:58.43 with second place going to Josephat Tanui with a time of 29:58.43 and Noah Kipkemoi with 30:11.24 for top three places.
“My focus is to defend my title in Nigeria next weekend and I will not compete at the national championships,” said The Nandi tea half marathon champion who was wathed on sidelines by his father Micahel Sugut and his grandfather who used to run in hurdles Willam Sugut alias Jamaica.
The 2016 world Youth 300m champion Richard Kimunyan obligated the heavy challenge to lift the 8km U20 race in a simple way. He stepped in the lead with just 2km but maintained the lead to the tape in 23:52.78.
The Commonwealth Youth champion said he wants to run at the world cross but even though he may not make to the team, he wants to make a statement.
“My life is to run for Kenya and I want to do well in the world,” said Kimuynan who recently completed his Form Four.
10km senior men
- Abraham Kiptum 29:58.43
- Josephat Tanui 30:10.47
- Noah Kipkemoi 30:11.24
- Emmanuel Bor 30:18.84
- Julius Kogo 30:29.59
- Hillary Maiyo 30:41.21
8km Under20 men
- Richard Kimunyan 23:52.78
- Nicholas Kimeli 23:56.94
- Ronex Kipruto 24:02.53
- Josephat Kipchirchir 24:03.89
- Shadrack Kimutai 24:05.38
- Evans keitany 24:26.16