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Half a Million up for Grabs in Madoka Half Marathon

The winners of 13th edition of the Safaricom Madoka half marathon set for October 20 at Ngerenyi Farmers Training center in Taita Taveta County will pocket Sh500, 000.
The prize money is one of the best paying in the country for winners running a 21km race.
The winners of the 21kilometre race will receive a cash prize of 500, 000 shillings each, with second and third-placed finishers getting 250,000 shillings and 100,000 shillings respectively.
Athletics Kenya (AK) Coast branch chairman Dimmy Kisalu said the organizers have set aside Sh2.5 million which will be used to gift winning runners in various categories.
In addition to the 21Kilometres race, the competition will have 5 other categories; 12Kilometres for juniors, 8Kilometres for men over 45years, 8kilometres for women over 35 years, 6Kilometres for boys under 12years and 4Kilometres for girls under 12years.
“Preparations are running smoothly with registration ending on 20th October.  We thank our sponsors and urge everyone to come witness this great event,” said Marsden Madoka, the race founder.
The marathon will be held on the Mashujaa day and is seeking to increase participation from foreign athletes in a bid to raise standards of the competition.

Philadelphia Champ Mkungo Eyes Madoka Marathon Record

The Philadelphia and Miami half marathon champion Panuel Mkungo will be seeking to equal the record of winning Madoka Half Marathon titles in Ngerenyi, Taita-Taveta County on October 20th.

The coast based athlete will be seeking is seeking to equal the record set by the 2012 World Half Marathon bronze medallist John Mwangangi of winning two races in the high altitude hilly course in Wundanyi.

The event which is organized by Tesia Isanga Organisation (TIO) will fete the winners of the half marathon with Sh500, 000, Sh250,000 for second placed runner as the third placed athlete will bag Sh100, 000.
Speaking at the launch, the race patron and founder Major (Retired) Marsden Madoka, noted that the race has produced world beaters and hinted that plans are under way to put up a high altitude training centre in Taita Taveta.

“This place has similar weather conditions to those in the Rift Valley hence the need to have a training centre in the Coastal region. We have the potential here,” said Madoka, who was accompanied by Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei during the launch.
“Since its inception eleven years ago, this marathon has grown to greater heights attracting many athletes from across the country and the globe. But our main aim is to develop coastal region athletes,” said AK coast branch chairman Dimmy Kisalu.

Isaac Kipkoech and Vienna City Marathon winner Nancy Kiprop won the 12th edition of the Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon.

Kipkoech braved the hot weather at the coastal region to take the honours in the men’s race as Kiprop descended on the hilly course in Wundanyi to stop the timer in 1:14:05 for the women’s title.

The event’s key Sponsors are Safaricom Limited (Sh2 million), Kenya Ports Authority (2m, 250,000), Kenya Commercial Bank (Sh500, 000), Brookside Dairy (Sh350, 000), National Hospital Insurance Fund (Sh100, 000) and Taita Taveta County Government.