Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge will be the star attraction at this year’s 11th edition of the Eldoret Family bank Half marathon as Jorum Lumbasi will be defending his title on Sunday (8) in Eldoret.
The focus will be on Lumbasi who will be yearning for a consecutive win on the course.
Three weeks ago, Lumbasi won the Iten Safaricom 10km,his second win in his running career.
“I will come to defend my title at the race and I hope to make remarkable improvement this time round,” said Lumbasi.
Immediately after Family Bank race, Lumbasi made his maiden international trio where he finished second at the Great Ethiopian Run and at the La Puy en Velay 15km race in France.
And on Saturday morning, family bank officials led by managing Director David Thuku said the race will take the same course and prize money remains the same.
“We chose Eldoret to host our race because in this area if you throw a stone in air when it lands, there are high chances that it will hit a runner and that is why we always have new winners yearly,” said Thuku