Nairobi, Sunday, March 8, 2020: Vincent Kipchumba clocked a time of 1 hour 1 minute and 54 seconds to take top honors at the men’s category of the 21KM race of the 2020 Beyond Zero Half Marathon that was held this morning in Nairobi. Nicholas Kosimbeli finished second with a time of hour minutes and 28 seconds while Albert Kangogo finished third with a time of 1 hour 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
In the corresponding women’s race, debutant Lydia Njeri was the winner after clocking a time of 1 hour 12 mins and 3 seconds while Emily Chebet finished second with a time of 1 hour 12mins and 33 seconds. Pacificia Jeploo finished third with a time of 1 hour 12 mins and 46 seconds
In the 10KMs race, Vincent Yegon was the winner in the men’s event after clocking a time of 28 mins and 23 seconds while Benarn Kipkemoi was second with a time of 28 mins and 38 seconds. Jackson Kavesa finished third having clocked a time of 28 mins and 40 seconds.
In the women’s category, Evaline Chirchir was the winner with a time of 31 mins and 56 seconds as Caroline Gitonga was second with a time of 32 mins and 13 seconds. Janet Ruguri finished third with a time of 33 min and 10 seconds.
Meanwhile, Ronald Wafula was the winner in the 21 KM tricycle event with a time of 52 minutes and 15 seconds while Joseph Gitau was second with a time of 1 hour, 1 min and 37 seconds. Nicholas Gonde finished third with a time of 1 hour, 3 mins and 30 seconds.
In the wheelchair race, Caleb Odio was the winner followed by John Wambuau in second and Samuel Kuria in third. In the Corporate Teams category, Timaflor floored the field to take top spot ahead of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation that finished in second place.
The highlight of the event, however, was President Uhuru Kenyatta taking part in the 2 KM run where he was joined by, among other dignitaries, Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe.
This year’s Marathon attracted 15,000 participants who got the chance of selecting a unique course for which they have chosen to run; with proceeds from the marathon going towards hosting five Medical Safaris across the country. So far, the Beyond Zero campaign has held five similar medical safaris with the most recent one being in Nairobi this past January.