News

Kenyan runners steal spotlight in Trinidad Marathon

Monday, January 27, 2014 | 4:52 PM    

Print this page Email A Friend!


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) --Runners from Kenya stole the spotlight by capturing the top prizes at the 33rd annual T&T International Marathon staged over the weekend.

 Leah Kigen who was born in Kenya but based in Mexico successfully defended her female title while her countryman Hilary Kipchirchir Kimaiyo won the men’s division.

 Kigen stopped the clocked at 3:01:13 and in the male category Kimaiyo, who also resides in Mexico won in 2:23:39. Mark Kipkosgei Chepses, another native of Kenya secured the second spot in the male division recording a time of 2:24:09.

 “Last year, it was so competitive. The weather was not bad like today. In the morning it was raining. So that was a problem. It was very humid,” said Kigen.

 “I used to train two hours, three hour per day because I was preparing to come and run a good marathon in Trinidad”.

 Kelvin Johnson of Guyana captured the half marathon in 1:15:17 while Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero, won in the female category for the third straight year recording a time of 1:20:25.

 60 runners from sixteen countries took part in the marathon.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

If you found $10 million in the street would you return it to the owner?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT