Valery Aiyabei and Mathew Kimali win Safaricom Iten 10km Road Race
Nairobi, Kenya – 18th August 2019… Eldoret City Marathon champion, Valery Aiyabei has today won the Safaricom Iten 10km Road Race in Elgeyo Marakwet County for the second time in time of 32.29:6
Following in time of 32.34:5 was Edith Chelimo and Dorcas Jepchirchir at 32.50:7.
1. Valery Aiyabei – 32.29:6
2. Edith Chelimo – 32.34:5
3. Dorcas Jepchirchir – 32.50:7
“The race was competitive. Coming in second wasn’t bad, I’m happy with my results as it has helped me train and be ready for the new season.” Said Edith Chelimo, first runners up.
In Men’s category, Mathew Kimeli who is 2019’s 15th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K winner clocked at time of 28.57:00.
Second position winner Edwin Kiprop came in time of 29.17:20 followed by Emmanuel Bor at 29.21:20
Winners received Ksh.50, 000, second position Ksh.40, 000 and third Ksh.30, 000. The race flagged off at Bugar and ended at Iten grounds.
Other oncoming events in the Safaricom Athletics Series calendar are Kisii Half Marathon, 1st Africa Deaf Athletics Championships-Kasarani, Mombasa International Marathon, Madoka Hlaf Marathon, Isaiah Kiplagat Memorial Ndalat, Imenti South Road race and Kisumu City Marathon.
Elgeyo Marakwet County which hosts Iten town has long been known as the home of champions and is now also renowned as a top international training Centre for elite runners from all over the world.