BY CONSOLATA MAKOKHA
After winning two local road races, Mathew Kisorio has set his eyes on Standard Chartered Marathon on October 26.
Kisorio won the Ndakaini Half Marathon over the weekend, only a week after emerging best in Bondo and immediately confirmed that he will be in the race for Stanchart Marathon. Kisorio is returning from a two years ban after failing a dope test in 2012. Besides Ndakaini, the 25-year-old is also focusing on the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and 2016 Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
“I’m also looking forward to taking part in next year’s World Cross Country Championships before plotting for Rio Olympics,” said Kisorio. He has a personal best of 2:10:58 in marathon. Healso has a personal best of 58:48 in half marathon and 26:52 in 10km respectively. In Ndakaini he clocked 1:04:50 to win the race— taking Sh200,000 prize money . Hosea Macharinyang was second in 1.05:37 while Emmanuel Bor placed third in 1:05:50. “I was well prepared for this race and I expected tough competition. But when I opened the gap, I felt very comfortable with less pressure,” said the Kapsabet based athlete. Gladys Chesir won the women’s race in 1:15:37 ahead of Beatrice Mutai (1.16:11) and Jackline Chepng’enough (1:16:29). Amos Kaptich won the 10km race in 28:24 with Frankline Ng’elel and Joe Lang’at finishing second and third in 29:42 and 29:45 respectively. Miriam Muthoni won the women’s 10km event in 31:43. Josephine Musau was second in 35:12 while Monica Wanjohi (35:48) was third.
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