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Gusii Golden Series kicks-off


NAIROBI, Kenya, September 7- The annual Gusii Golden Series will kick off this Friday with the Gucha 10km Road Race.

Speaking to Capital Sport, Peter Angwenyi, the Athletics South Nyanza chair, said all arrangements for the circuit opener where the jackpot winner will take home Sh50,000 were complete.

“The race will end at Nyamache where the winner will earn Sh20,000 with number two and three taking home Sh10,000 and Sh5,000. The course is already marked and we expect runners from South Nyanza, Rift Valley, Eastern and Central to take part,” he said.

On Thursday, the event received Sh2m in sponsorship from communications service firm Safaricom with the Kisii race on September 23 and the grand finale at Kebirigo on October 7 wrapping the series.

Over 1000 runners are expected to take part in the three legs in an event that has seen the likes of Team Kenya men 10000m runner, Peter Kirui, forge their name.

– Jack Mwiti