Brimin Kipkorir from Elegeyo Marakwet returned to this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon to reclaim the title he won in back in 2017, clocking 2.10 .42. In the women’s race 2015 Half Marathon Champion Purity Jebichi returned from a two year maternity to win the race clocking 2.33.30.
Both Brimin and Jebichii walked away with a cash prize of 2million each
Jebichi took command of the race just after covering 21km of the race to emerge victorious in 2:30:33, beating Chemtai Rionotukei to second place in 2:33:03 as Shelmith Muriuki settler for the third position in 2:34:39.
Kipkorir who missed last year’s action to concentrate on Athens Marathon, said he was inspired by Eliud Kipchoge’s Austria heroics after the latter dipped 42kilometeres under two hours.
Chepkirui won the women’s half marathon race in her marathon debut just a few weeks after winning Durban 10km in South Africa. She clocked 1:11:51 to win the race ahead of Deborah Serum (1:12:10). Cynthia Kosgei was third in 1:13:45.
In 10km, Daniel Simiu won the race in 28 minutes and 22 seconds while Nancy Jelegat won the corresponding women race in 32minutes and 03 seconds.
The Marathon took part at Nyayo National stadium where thousands had converged to participate in the different races.