Kericho’s Kitur wins Maasai Mara Half Marathon race

Bernard Kitur, winner of the Masai Mara Marathon, on August 15, 2015 held at the Mara Game Reserve. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU |

What you need to know:

  • The 26-year-old Kitur timed his race to perfection, breaking away at the 18th kilometre mark to overtake tiring Bernard Bett to win in 1hr, 10:41min.
  • In the women’s category, pre-race favourite Caroline Kilel was upstaged by little-known Peris Chepchirchir from Nandi who won in 1:12:18.
  • The 21-year-old ran a gun-to-tape race and was rarely threatened by the trailing pack.
  • She was followed home by Beatrice Mutai who timed 1:12:43.

Kericho-based runner Bernard Kitur on Saturday beat a star-studded field of more than 200 elite athletes to emerge the 7th edition Maasai Mara Half Marathon.

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