Evans Kibiwott, Bornes Jepkirui claim Kass Marathon titles in Eldoret

Bornes Jepkirui wins the Kass Marathon women's race in a time of 2:42:57 on November 20, 2016. Vivian Kiplagat was second in 2:43:43 while Sheila Jepkoech finished was third in a time of 2:44:37. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA |

What you need to know:

  • Evans Kibiwott and Bornes Jepkirui on Sunday won men and women’s titles during Kass Marathon held in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
  • Each of the two took home Sh 1.5 million and a heifer.

Evans Kibiwott and Bornes Jepkirui on Sunday won men and women’s titles during Kass Marathon held in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

Each of the two took home Sh 1.5 million and a heifer.

Kibiwott, who won Iten Marathon early this year, won the men’s race in 2hours, 19.04 minutes, followd by Edwin Tarus (2:19.41) and Justus Kiprotich (2:19.48).

“The race was very tough. The course and the winds made it even more challenging,” said Kibiwott, who comes from Kapkitony in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Jepkirui won the women’s race in 2:42.57. “I had trained hard for this race but the winds and the course proved a challenging,” she said.

SUMMARISED RESULTS

Men’s 42km: 1. Evans Kibiwott (2:19.02), 2.Edwin Tarus (2:19.41), 3.Justus Kiprotich (2:19.48), 4.Kennedy Cheborbor (2:20.03)5.Henry Kosgei(2:20.20),6.Kennedy Kibet(2:20.47), 7. Emmanuel Kipchumba (2:21.44), 8.Jacob Rotich (2:24.33),9.Silas Sang (2:24.49),10. Julius Tuwei (2:24.52).

Women’s 42km: 1.Bornes Jepkirui(2:42.57),2.Vivian Kiplagat(2:43.43),3.Sheila Jepkoech(2:44.37),4.Tecla Kirongo(2:46.18),5.Sylvia Tenai(2:47.75),6.Harrieth Chepchumba(2:49.43),7. Beatrice Ruto (2:53.33), 8 Helen Chepkorir(2:55.59), 9.Gladys Kerubo(3:00.08),10.Nyansikera Kwamboka(3:00.11).

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