Kipchumba, Kipchirchir win Eldoret Marathon

Mercy Kipchumba crosses the finish line to win the Eldoret City Marathon women's race

Mercy Kipchumba crosses the finish line to win the Eldoret City Marathon women's race in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County on June 06, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kipchirchir, who trains in Kaptagat, broke from the leading pack after 21km mark and went all the way to the finish line
  • In the women's race, Kipchumba maintained her pace alongside her training mate Judith Korir before surging forward in the last kilometre
  • Race director Moses Tanui was happy that the race was electronically timed for the first time this year which is a major boost as they seek to be elevated to either bronze, silver or gold label

Mercy Kipchumba and Victor Kipchirchir are the new Eldoret City Marathon champions. 

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