Kenyans Dominate 2015 MTN Marathon

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Kenyan runners showed good form as they dominated most of the races in the 2015 MTN Marathon on Sunday.

 
Kenyan runners showed good form as they dominated most of the races in the 2015 MTN Marathon on Sunday.


Eliud Cheptei won the 42km race when he broke away from the lead pack to finish in a time of two hours 19:55 minutes. "I thank God for this achievement because I finished second last year," said Cheptei.


Another Kenyan Joseph Biwott came second, while Uganda's Peter Kibet third with a time of in 2:20:09.


The women's 42km race was an all Kenyan affair as Rael Kimaiyo clocked 2:47:55 to win. Her fellow Kenyan runners Joe Kimao and Rosina Kibonya came second and third respectively.


Charles Kwemoi from Kenya won the men's 21km race, while Isaac Kipsang (Kenya) was second and Uganda's Felix Chemonges came third.


Uganda's presence was best felt in the 10km event and women's 21km. Alex Cherop won the 10km in 29:08 while the women's race was had Stella Chesang taking the winner's prize. The event also attracted runners from Tanzania.


Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) President Dominic Otuchet said the money raised from the marathon will be used for the implementation of innovative climate resilient, environmentally smart bio-toilet technology in a number of selected primary schools in Kampala.