Elisha Kiprop and Josephine Chepkoech are this year’s winners of the 42 Kilometer Standard Chartered marathon.
Kiprop won the race in two hours 17 minutes on Sunday morning followed by Julius Kiprono and Patrick Cheruiyot.
“I thank the Standard Chartered marathon because it is the one that opened doors for me as an athlete, ” Elisha said after finishing the race.
Chepkoech finished in two hours 35 minutes followed by her cousin Cynthia Jerop.
She said her focus will now be to take part in bigger events.
“I thank God. The weather was good and I’m hoping next year I’ll have a manager who will help me train for a bigger race,” Chepkoech said.
Being her first marathon, Chepkoech was marveled at her performance and hopes for more now that her focus is shifting from the half marathon to the full marathon.
In the men’s 21 km race, Mathew Kiprotich finished first in 1:04:57.Summary of the winners in various races1. 21kms ladies – Valerie Aiyabei – 1:12:062. 21kms men – Mathew Kiprotich – 1:04:573. 10kms women – Cheng’etich Lang’at – 30:214. 42kms men – Elisha Kiprop – 2:17:005. 42kms women – Josephine Chepkoech 2:35:00