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Munga’ra clinches marathon win

28 October 2013, 12:07

Nairobi -  Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon winner, Kenneth Munga’ra, pledged to donate part of his winnings to charity after he emerged the winner after taking an early lead with seven kilometers remaining to the finish line over the weekend.

40-year-old Munga’ra from Limuru completed the race in a time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 40 seconds with Hosea Korir coming in second with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

“I thank God my prayer prevailed and that is why I will donate some money to charity especially homes for the blind,” said Kwamboka after the race.

He is a four-time winner of Toronto Waterfront Marathon having won the edition between 2008 and 2011.

Meanwhile, Winfridah Kwamboka won on the women category with a time of 2:33:18 followed closely by Florence Chepsoi who finished in a time of 2:33:56.

Both winners Munga’ra and Kwamboka took home a whooping KES 1.5 million ($17241). Men 21 km half marathon was won by Ugandan Solomon Mutai at a time of 1:02:55 while Korreti Jepkoech took the women title in a time of 1:11:52.

However, the race experienced hitches and unfairness as it is alleged that some runners joined the race midway to finish with genuine racers.

A total 555 elite athletes attended the event from the men's and another 152 from the women's category.

18, 327 participants attended the event.

- CAJ News

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