The Race organisers of the Eldoret City Marathon have today announced new dates for the race, which shall be held on June 25, 2023 in Uasin Gishu County, Eldoret.
The two time Boston Marathon champion, Moses Tanui who is also the Eldoret City Marathon Race Director made the announcement and assured participants that last year’s shortcomings have been worked on and promised an exciting race this season.
The dates of the 2023 edition of the Eldoret City Marathon have been slightly changed due to technical delays that caused delay in payment of cash awards for the 2022 Eldoret City Marathon winners.
“Today we announce the new dates for Eldoret City Marathon which has been pushed to 25th June 2023 because of technical issues; we didn’t pay the athletes on time. Our date of the marathon (April 16) we will be planting trees at the Eldoret Sports Club and Kapseret Forest where sponsors will be invited to participate, with our core mission of Climate Action to ensure the athletes have good training environment,” said Tanui.
The race organiser urged athletes who wish to participate in the marathon to register as the registration portal will be open from next week.
The 2022 edition was won by Victor Kipchirchir who defended his title in a time of 2:13.10 ahead of Michael Mutai who came home in second in 2:13.23 with Josephat Bett closing the podium three finishes in a time of 2:13.58. In the women’s category, Emily Chebet took the honors in 2:29.57 followed by Shyline Jepkorir in 2:30.13 with Lilian Jelagat finishing in third in 2:30.23.