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Mutai Wins 21km category Of The Nairobi Marathon

Uganda’s Solomon Mutai won the 21km category of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon on Sunday clocking 1:02:54 beating Kenyans in their own backyard.

Joel Kipkemei (1:03.07) and Mathew Kiprotich (1:35.04) from Kenya were second and third positions respectively.

Mutai also won the Safaricom Mombasa International Marathon in Kenya back in August.

The 20-year-old from Bukwo bagged Ksh.150.000 (Shs4.5m) from his run.

In the women’s category, Goretti Chepkoech beat Agnes Chebet and Pascalia Jepkorir to the finish line.

For the 42km distance race, Kenneth Mung’ara and Winfridah Kwamboka were the overall winners.

Mung’ara clocked two hours, 12 minutes and 28 seconds winning Ksh.1.5m (Sh45m) while Hosea Korir finished second.

Meanwhile, Police’s Fred Arapsudi won the National Half Marathon Championships men’s title in Kapchorwa over the weekend. Dickson Huru (1:16:42) from the UPDF was second.

Vanice Chemutai of Prisons (1:37:04) took the women’s title and Irene Chemusto of Prisons came in second clocking 1:41:00.

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