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Kipkorir, Changwony Win Nairobi Stanchart Marathon, Take Home Sh2 Million Each

Brimin Kipkorir celebrates after winning the 2019 Stanchart Nairobi Marathon
Brimin Kipkorir celebrates after winning the 2019 Stanchart Nairobi Marathon

The Nairobi Stanchart marathon has come to an end, with Brimin Kipkorir and Purity Changwony pocketing Sh 2 million each as winners in men and women categories.

The 42 kilometer race was taken by Brimin Kipkorir,  Stephen Kipchirchir and Victor Serem who were in a stiff competition but came out  in first, second and third positions respectively.

Kipkorir goes into history as the first athlete to recapture the men’s title at 2:10:42, breaking the record set in 2017 at 2:12:39.

Kipkorir after the big win narrated that the race was good, adding that he would take a few week’s break before starting preparations for a February race, 2020.

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“The race was superb with the good weather complimenting. I want to take two weeks break then start preparations for another big race in February,” he said.

Purity Changwony on the other hand won the women’s race and finished at 2:33:30.

The race that was scheduled for today, Sunday 27, saw to it that major roads were closed and things brought to a standstill as the runners took their positions to represent.

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The scheduled race was advertised weeks ago, with registrations scheduled for interested people. Ideally, it was a race for a good course which included raise the profile of Kenya internationally, identify and nurture talent as well as boost tourism.

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