NAIROBI, Kenya, March 10 – David Bett and Brilliant Kipkoech braved stiff competition to clinch the men’s and women’s 21km title of the Beyond Zero Marathon graced by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta in the capital city on Sunday morning.
Both winners walked home with Sh250,000 each while runners-up received Sh125,000 while third placed were awarded Sh75,000.
In the men’s race, Philemon Rono came home second, beating Simon Kirui who was third while in the corresponding women’s category, Kipkoech floored Evelyn Chirchir to cross the line second as Bornes Kitur completed the podium finish.
Deputy President William Ruto also competed in the men’s 21km managing to finish the race alongside Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge.
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