Coastweek -- Isaac Kipkoech
Langat of Kericho Athletics Club and Nancy Kiprop emerged the
winners of the 12th edition of Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon in
Ngerenyi Farmers Training Centre in Taita Taveta County.
Langat clocked one hour four minutes 10.28 seconds to win the men
title with Nancy taking the women crown in a time of 1:14:05.17.
Langat said the victory was a morale booster for his forthcoming
Germany’s Frankfurt Marathon to be held on Sunday.
He said the weather was good and when he reached the 16km, he
decided to leave the rest.
“When I passed the front group, I knew I’ll win it. I’m now
confident to also win the Germany race on Sunday,” the 25-year-old
Previously, Langat finished second in the Family Bank Half Marathon
held in Eldoret and completed the 10km race in Czech Republic on
September 9 in eighth position.
In women’s category, 34-year-old Nancy said it was the first she
participated in Madoka Half Marathon, purposely to prepare herself
for the Honolulu Marathon to be held on December 10.
Taita Taveta Governor, Granton Samboja finishing the 4km
Governor’s Race during the Madoka Half Marathon.
“I took part in this event being part of my training programme for
the Honolulu Marathon. I am happy to emerge the winner and this
gives me high hopes of performing well in my future races,” said
Two Kenya Ports
Authority (KPA) athletes, Loise Joy and Emily Somoe were the
only Coast participants to be among the top ten finishers in
the women category.
fourth in a time of 1:16:14.20 with Emily completed 10th
in a time of 1:22:14.17.
In men’s category,
Joseph Koech of Keroka was second in 1:04:15.14 while Kiplagat
Shadrack taking third place in 1:04:38.66.
The 2016 winner,
Hosea Mwok completed the race seventh position, clocking
Naomi Chebet and
Mary Manamu were second and third in women race, taking the
21km race in 1:14:15.19 and 1:14:11.20 respectively.
TOP TEN- MEN: 1.
Isaac Kipkoech, Kericho (1:04:10.28); 2. Koech Joseph, Keroka
(1:04:15.14); 3. Kiplagat Shadrack, Individual (1:04:38.66);
German athletes taking part in the Madoka Half Marathon.
4. Patrivck Mutunga, Individual (1:04:43.49); 5. Stephen Mwendo,
individual (1:04:51.66); 6. Sammy Nyakanye, Nyamira (1:05:04.36);
7. Hosea Mwok, individual (1:05:43.27); 8. Raymond Komen, individual
(1:05:47.18); 9. Daniel Kiburet, individual (1:05:51.38); 10.
Daniel Kiprotich, individual (1:06:01.38).
WOMEN: 1. Nancy Kiprop, Iten (1:14:05.17); 2. Naomi Chebet,
individual (1:14:15.19); 3. Mary Mananu, individual (1:14: 11.20);
4. Loise Joy, KPA (1:16:14.20); 5. Teresia Omwasa, Nyamira
(1:17:17.14); 6. Chepngeno Lagat, Iten (1:18:14.13);
7. Shelmick Kwamboka, Machakos (1:19:20.20); 8. Marion Wangari,
Nyahururu (1:20:11:12); 9. Gladys Otero, individual (1:20:14.19);
10. Emily Samoe, KPA (1:22:14.17).