Athlete strikes gold in marathon debut

Mercy Kipchumba (centre), who won the women’s title in Eldoret City Marathon on Sunday after clocking 2:28:10, speaks to her sister Emily Kiplagat (right), and Emily’s husband Joel Kipkemboi at the couple’s home in Strawberg, Uasin Gishu County on June 8, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kipchumba, who trains in Kapsait, took her coach’s advice and switched to marathon.
  • Kosgei, marathon record holder, is in the same camp.

Elgeyo Marakwet-based athlete Mercy Kipchumba has joined the millionaires’ club after winning her first marathon race at the weekend.


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