The 2015 UAP Old Mutual Ndakaini Half Marathon 10km race winner Amos Kaptich will be seeking to defend his title on Saturday at the environs of Ndakaini Dam.
Kaptich will be challenged by the 2015 winner of the Beyond Zero 10km race, Jameson Kabuku. The two are among 173 elite athletes, who will be vying for the titles in the 10km and 21km races, in the events that have drawn over 4,000 runners so far.
Little known Janet Jespsang will try her luck in the women’s half marathon, where the prize tag is Sh200,000 and she will be up against Beatrice Chepkemoi Mutai, who has a personal best of 1:09.30, which she posted in Velencia Half Marathon in 2014
Race’s technical director Hussein Ibrahim said a number of improvements have been made in a bid to meet international marathon standards.
“This year the organisers have made improvements both the course and general organisation. For the first time, Ndakaini Half Marathon will see an elite runners’ category with a dedicated start point in line with the world’s standards,” said Ibrahim.
The race, which has been a great breeding ground for some of the country’s best athletes, will award top 10 finishers in all the categories.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke