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Kiptum, Kwamesa win Safaricom Deaf marathon

Sunday August 19 2018

Daniel Kiptum crosses the finishing line at Treasury Square, Mombasa to win the Safaricom Deaf Half Marathon men’s race on August 19, 2018. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA |

Daniel Kiptum crosses the finishing line at Treasury Square, Mombasa to win the Safaricom Deaf Half Marathon men’s race on August 19, 2018. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ABDULRAHMAN SHERIFF
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Daniel Kiptum and Juster Kwamesa won the 2018 Safaricom Deaf Half Marathon in Mombasa on Sunday.

Thirty-two-year-old Kiptum from Nandi covered the 21 kilometres men race in a time of 1 hour 8 minutes 96 seconds followed by his compatriot Martin Gachie who retuned 1:09.13 with Uasin Gishu’s Peter Toroitich claiming third spot in 1:13.56.

Kwamesa, a 21-year-old student of Gianchere Secondary, led three other Kisii runners to dominate the women's race after stopping the clock first in 2:15.70.

She was followed by Naibi Mushitoi, Dioniddah Okiago and Rael Nyangi who returned 2:15.74, 2:16.64 and 2:18.07 respectively. Kiptum, the 2013 and 2017 Bulgaria and Turkey Deaf Marathon winner, said it was his first time to race in Mombasa.

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