Josephat Kiprotich and Edith Chepchuma were the winners of the2nd edition of the Athletics Kenya Mountain running championships that was held on Sunday (2) in Tinderet, Nandi County.
Kiprotich took the top honors in 10km senior men’s when he cut the tape in 47:47 and was followed closely by Frederick Domongole who came home in second in 47:51 with Hillary Maiyo closing the first three podium finishes in 47:71.
In 10km senior women category, Jepchumba ran away with the title in one of the most difficult course she has ever faced as she cut the tape 61.06 ahead of Zenah Jeptoo who crossed the in second in 61:12 and Monica Jeruto taking the third spot in 62.02.
Amos Kipkurui won the 8km junior men in 28:06 followed by Nicholas Kiprop (28:30) and Bernard Kipchirchir (29:08) while Valentine Jebet was the 6km champion in 32:12 followed by Eileen Chepkoech (32:27) and Faith Chepchirchir (35:49).
Kenya’s Charles Ndiema smashed the race course record at the 28th edition of the Graz Marathon that was held on Sunday (10) in Graz, Austria.
Ndiema pulled away from his competitors at the 33km mark, his compatriots Onesmus Kiplagat, Bernard Kipchirchir and Joel Melly, and then ran confidently to the finish.
The rainy weather weather conditions could not prevent Ndiema from smashing the previous record of 2:11.10 that had been set by Edwin Kirwa in 2018.
The 28 year-old set a new course record when he cut the tape in 2:10.47.
I am really happy with this time. I knew that I could run fast so fast,” Said Ndiema.
Ndiema led 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as he was followed by Melly who crossed the line three minutes later with Kiplagat closing the three first finishes in 2:16.47.
The best Austrian was Georg Tisch who finished in fifth place in 2:24.47.
In the women’s race, Enikö Molnar from Hungary took the pole position in 2:53.55.