Brimin Kipkorir braves chilly weather to win StanChart marathon

November 26, 2017 12:33 pm
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Kipkorir cut the tape in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 39 seconds ahead of Shadrack Kiptoo who settled for second position after crossing the line 23 seconds later while Joshua Kipkorir completed the podium in 2 hours,
13 minutes and 37 seconds/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 – Brimin Kipkorir battled unfavourable chilly conditions to win this year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon held Sunday in the capital city.

Kipkorir cut the tape in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 39 seconds ahead of Shadrack Kiptoo who settled for second position after crossing the line 23 seconds later while Joshua Kipkorir completed the podium in 2 hours,
13 minutes and 37 seconds.

In the corresponding women’s race, Cellestine Chepchirchir won the title in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 41 seconds, beating Callen Waithera who was second and Peris Kiprono who was third.

The half marathon was dominated by Felix Kibitok and Prague Marathon champion Valarie Ayabei who won the men’s and women’s title respectively.

Over 20,000 participants will pound the tarmac around Kenya’s capital for top honours in the 42km, 21km, 10km, 5km family run, and the 3km CEO challenge.

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