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Kipkorir, Chepchirchir and Ayabei win StanChart race

Sunday November 26 2017
By AYUMBA AYODI

Brimin Kipkorir has won the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, beating Shadrack Kiptoo and Joshua Kipkorir.

Brimin braved a chilly rainy morning and a fall to win the 42 kilometre race in a record time of 2:12:39; in second place was Kiptoo (2:12:56) followed by Kipkorir (2:13:37).

Other winners were newcomer Felix Kibitok and Prague Marathon champion Valarie Ayabei who won the half marathon.

AYABEI

Kibitok broke away at the 18km mark to win men's race in 1 hour, 03 minutes and 26 seconds to defeat Ezekiel Mutai from Kaptagat, who grabbed the second place in 1:03:38 followed by Patrick Kipkorir (1:03:39), Kibitok's training mate.

Bernard Korir and Gilbert Kipkorch wrapped up the top five vanguard in 1:03:59 and 1:04:10 respectively.

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Ayabei, who won last year's Valencia Marathon and finished third in this year's Berlin Marathon, clocked 1:11:05 to trounce second-placed Margaret Wangari (1:13:29) and Alicent Ruto, who came in third in 1:14:22.

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Celestine Chepchirchir wins the 42km women's race at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon on November 26, 2017 along Haile Selassie Avenue. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Nandi's Celestine Chepchirchir was the victor in the 42km women's race.

Chepchirchir, 22, clocked 2 hours, 31 minutes and 04 seconds.

MANAGER

Kellen Waithera was pushed to second place (2:35:05) and Peris Jepkorir third (2:35:17).

"I just wanted this victory badly because I believe it will help me secure a manager and major races outside the country," Chepchirchir, who won women's 10km race during the Mombasa International Marathon in October, said.

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Standard Chartered Marathon in Nairobi on November 26, 2017. Brimin Kipkorir won the 42km race. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

She also took part in the Laikipia Half Marathon and Family Bank Half Marathon where she finished seventh and 10th respectively.

"I had a good build up and what a way to end the season."

COLLATED RESULTS

Men’s 42KM
1. Brimin Kipkorir 2:12:39

2. Shadrack Kiptoo 2:12:52

3. Joshua Korir 2:13:27

4. John Kipsang 2:14:12

5. Philip Tirop 2:14: 15

6. Kenneth Kiplagat 2:14:44

7. James Kiptum 2:14:49

8. Emmanuel Rutto 2:14:53

9. Elijah Karani 2:14:56

10.Mark Pkorir 2:15:14

Women’s 42KM

1.Celestine Chepchirchir 2:31:41

2. Kellen Waithera 2:35:05

3. Peris Jekorir 2:35:17

4. Dorcas Jepchirchir 2:40:09

5. Milkah Gathogo 2:41:53

6. Hellen Kiprop 2:43:05

7. Lucy Wanjiku 2:43:57

8. Edna Jeruto 2:45:24

9. Tabitha Orembe 2:46:15

10. Alice Cherono 2:46:26

Men’s 21KM

1.Felix Kibitok 1:03:26

2. Ezekiel Mutai 1:03:38

3. Patrick Korir 1:03:39

4. Bernard Korir 1:03:59

5. Gilbert Kipkoech 1:04:10

6. Vincent Kimutai 1:04:16

7. Joseph Kachapin 1:04:21

8. Harun Ngunjiri 1:04:23

9. Simon Kiruthi 1:04:31

10.Peter Cheruiyot 1:04:40

Women’s 21KM

1.Valary Aiyabei 1:11:04

2. Margaret Wangare 1:13:28

3. Alicent Rutto 1:14:22

4. Pauline Esikon 1:14:50

5. Alyce Jeptoo 1:16:04

6. Damaris Kemunto 1:16:31

7. Lydia Nyangosa 1:17:34

8. Lydia Naliaka 1:18:03

9. Jasmine Kandie 1:20:28

10. Gladys Jebet 1:21:00

Men’s 10KM

1. John Kipkoech 29:14

2. Kenneth Cheserek 29:33

3. Bernard Koech 29:39

4. Gilbert Korir 29:52

5. Alfred Kipchirchir 29:53

6. Bernard Kipkurui 30:06

7. Felix Kipsang 30:09

8. Michael Mutisya 30:13

9. Hillary Kipkemoi 30:20

10. Shadrack Kipyegon 30:26

Women’s 10km

1. Pascalia Chepkorir 32:23

2. Dorcas Jepchirchir 32:50

3. Pamela Cherotich 33:52

4. Pauline Njeri 34:16

5. Faith Chepkoech 34:31

6. Janet Ruguru 35:31

7. Norah Chebet 35:32

8. Mary Njambi 35:37

9. Shauline Chepkirui 36:52

10. Edna Chepkemei 37:05

Men’s Wheelchair 21km

1.Samuel Kuria 1:36:1

2.Caleb Otieno 1:44.2

3.Thomas Kuloba 144.2

4.John Wambua 1:50.2

5. Matei Mutuku 1:55.6

6.Paul Nyongesa 2:16:4

7. Eric Maroko 3:03:4

8. Bernard Opiyo 3:06:5

9. John Napato 3:07.1

Women’s Wheelchair 21km race
1. Asia Mohammed 2:07:05
2. Caroline Wanjiru 2:18:80
3. Eunice Otieno 2:19:24
4. Rahel Akoth 2:46:01

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