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Stephen Arita wins the 10km Nyamira North Road Race

Stephen Arita took the top honors at the 3rd edition of the  10km Nyamira North Road Race that was held on Sunday (31) in Esanige Stadium, Nyamira County.

The KDF runner battled with the race favorite Enock Onchari who had won the first two editions, but he managed to hold him off to cut the tape in28:55.05 with Onchari forced to settle in second place crossing the line in 29:19.54.

Evans Mayaka closed the first three podium finishes in 29:27.80.

Barnabas Lemah and Felix Boera finished in fourth and fifth place in 29:27.90 and 29:35.60 respectively.


  1. Stephen Arita         28:55.05
  2. Enock Onchari       29:19.54
  3. Evans Mayaka        29:27.80
  4. Barnabas Lemah     29:27.90
  5. Felix Boera              29:35.60

Enock Onchari beats Stephen Arita to lift the Nyamira 10km Race

Enock Onchari was the winner of the second edition of Nyamira 10km Race that was held on Sunday (3) in Nyakongo in Masaba North Sub County.

Onchari was pushed to the wire by Stephen Arita but he gave a kick of a lifetime to cut the tape in a time of 29:50.63. The second spot went to Arita who pulled 29:57.13 with Kibon Ogato taking bronze in 30:14.56.

The course was hilly, something that gave me some challenges while in action but am so happy that I took the tiltle” Said Onchari

Kiptoo thrashes Haile Gebrelassie record as he wins the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon

Kenya’s Mark Kiptoo broke Haile Gebrselassie’s world over 40 record of 1:01.40 when he won the 24th edition of the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon that was held on Saturday (24) in Azpeitia, Spain.

Kiptoo, 42, is not about to retire, having ventured into road racing late. However, he will fought off a stiff challenge from younger athletes, who have all won the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half , led by teammates Joseph Kiprono Kiptum of 1:00.17 and Emmanuel Bett of 1:00.08.

Kiptoo came to this race with a personal best of 1:00.08 and pushed the young stars to the edge but could not run under his best when he cut the tape in 1:01.04 and was closely followed by Stephen Arita who crossed the line seven seconds later with Samuel Kosgei closing the all Kenyan podium three in 1:01.23

The defending champion Kiptum who has a personal best of 1:00.17 finished a distant sixth in 1:01.41.

  1. Mark Kiptoo        (KEN) 1:01.04
  2. Stephen Arita      (KEN) 1:01.11
  3. Samuel Kosgei    (KEN) 1:01.23
  4. Josphat Menjo     (KEN) 1:01.36
  5. Merhawi Tsegay  (ETH) 1:01.39