Now in its 29th edition, the race has attracted more than 3,000 athletes among them World Half Marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworor, World Under-20 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet, World Under-20 5,000m gold medallist Edward Zakayo, Family Bank Half Marathon winner Nancy Jelagat among others. Brilliant Jepkorir, who was second last weekend during the Houston Half Marathon, will be seeking to defend her title in the 8km senior women race. Jepkorir crossed the line in 27:36.1 ahead of Nyahururu-based Beatrice Chepkemoi who timed 27:42.5 while Dorcas Jepchirchir finished third in 27:47.9 in last year's race. In the men’s 10km senior category, World Under-20 10,000m champion Rhonex Kipruto timed 30:40.3 to win the race, beating the World Under-20 5,000m champion Edward Zakayo to second place in 30:46.9 while Josphat Kipchirchir sealed the podium places in 30:50.5. Jepkorir's title defence faces a serious threat with world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei and Frankfurt Marathon champion Valary Aiyabei in the mix.
Source: Daily Nation January 21, 2020 12:11 UTC