Paul Ariko clocked 3 hours 55.21 seconds to win the men’s 140km elite category during the 10th edition of the annual ‘Cycle with Rhino’ race staged at Lake Nakuru National Park yesterday.
Ariko used his past experience to cycle through dusty hills of Soysambu, earning himself the top honours and Sh25,000. Joseph Gichora placed second in 3:55.21 while Samuel Mwangi was third after clocking 3:56.15. The two earned Sh15,000 and Sh10,000 respectively.
“It was a tight cycling race but I’m happy hard work in training paid off for me. I will now focus on my training in a bid to improve my speed and to be in good form ahead of future assignments,” said Ariko.
In the 64km senior men category, Edwin Ochieng’ showcased his talents to beat 100 other competitors. Ochieng was timed at 2:12.14 and was closely followed by Stephen Mungai in 2:22.54. Benedict Njoroge finished third in 2:29.55 while Boaz Peter clocked 2:37.40 for fourth place. Kennedy Ng’ang’a closed the top five places in 2:53.30. The 84-km bodaboda category saw Dominic Ooko clock 3:10.31 to emerge top, beating George Mwangi (3:10.43) and Shelton Majid (3:16.66) to second and third places respectively. The annual event flagged off by Kenya Wildlife Service acting director general, William Kiprono, attracted over 700 cyclists. event flagged off by Kenya Wildlife Service Acting Director General William Kiprono attracted over 700 cyclists.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke