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Kipkorir reclaims Standard Chartered Marathon title

Sunday October 27 2019
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Brimin Kipkorir cuts the tape to win men's race of the Standard Chartered Bank Nairobi Marathon at Nyayo Stadium on October 27, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

By AYUMBA AYODI

Brimin Kipkorir from Elgeyo Marakwet Sunday recaptured the Standard Chartered Bank Nairobi Marathon title.

It's the 2015 Nairobi Half Marathon champion Purity Changwony Jebichi who returned from a two-year maternity break to win women's race after taking off at the 27km mark.

Kipkorir, who won the event in 2017, brushed off Steven Kipchirchir from Kaptagat at the 35km to sweep the course to victory in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 42 seconds.

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Brimin Kipkorir cuts the tape to win men's race of the Standard Chartered Bank Nairobi Marathon at Nyayo Stadium on October 27, 2019. PHOTO | AYUMBA AYODI |

Kipkorir, who clocked 2:12:39 in 2017, becomes the first athlete to ever recapture the men's title. Kipchirchir finished second in 2:11:53 as Victor Serem clocked 2:12:00.

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Purity Changwony arrives at Nyayo National Stadium to win women's race Standard Chartered Bank Nairobi Marathon on October 27, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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"The race was superb with the good weather complimenting," said Kipkorir. "I want to take two weeks break then start preparations for another big race in February."

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Purity Changwony Jebichi being ushered away after winning women's race of Standard Chartered Bank Nairobi Marathon on October 27, 2019. PHOTO | AYUMBA AYODI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Changwony swept to victory in 2:30:33, beating Chemtai Rionotukei to second place in 2:33:03 as Shelmith Muriuki timed 2:34:39 for third.

SELECTED RESULTS

Men’s marathon

1. Brimin Kipkorir (2:10:43)

2. Stephen Kipchirchir (2:11:53)

3. Victor Serem (2:12:00)

4. David Kiplimo (2:12:27)

5. Fredrick Murabula (2:12:40)

6. Moses Gaikarira (2:12:56)

7. Samuel Lomoi (2:13:12)

8. Asbel Kipchirchir (2:13:19)

9. Kennth Mungára (2:14:53)

10. Calvin Chemoiywo (2:15:40)

Women’s Marathon

1. Purity Changwony Jebichii (2:30:34)

2. Chemtai Rionotukei (2:33:040)

3. Shelmith Mriuki (2:34:40)

4. Zeddy Limo (2:38:03)

5. Georgina Rono (2:42:16)

6. Janet Cheruiyot (No time)

7. Lucy Ndungu (2:46:49)

8. Caroline Migadde (2:47:43)

9. Flavious Kwamboka (2:48:29)

10. Leah Kiprono (2:55:01)

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