Song and dance as Evans Chebet returns home after Valencia exploits

Evans Chebet

Valencia Marathon champion Evans Chebet (centre )is given Kalenjin traditional milk ‘Mursik’ by his mother, Margaret Wanjiru Chebet, during his homecoming ceremony at the scenic Kondabilet village in Marakwet West, Elgeyo Marakwet County on December 15, 2020. Chebet was accompanied by Amos Kipruto (right), who finished fourth in the race, and 10,000m World Bronze medalist Rhonex Kipruto.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Chebet hails from a region which has a rich history of producing some world beaters including James Kwambai, Sally Kipyego, Michael Kipyego, Stanley Shokoti and John Kosgei.
  • Chebet won the Valencia race in a personal best of 2:03:00 ahead of compatriot Lawrence Cherono who timed 2:03:04 while Ethiopia’s Birhanu Legese was third in 2:04:53.

Valencia Marathon champion Evans Chebet has set his sights on the Olympics Games slated for next year in Tokyo, Japan after a brilliant performance last week.


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