By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
John Muiruri Mburu of Kenya has emerged as the winner of the 21km (half marathon) at the maiden edition of the Kaduna Marathon, www.kick442.com reports.
The inaugural edition of the race which featured 10km, 5km, and 21km races took place on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
Kenya dominated the men and women’s categories of the 21km race. John Mburu was the man to beat as he clocked a time of 1:04.02, with Philip Taurus and Josphat Chobei following in 2nd and 3rd respectively with 1:05.20 and 1:05.78.
Just like the men’s race, Caren Maiyo led a clean sweep for Kenya in the women’s, taking the title in the 21km race in 1:12.43. Caren Cheptoeck (1:15.26) and Lilian Chemweno (1:15.32) settled for 2nd and 3rd respectively. Maiyo disclosed that this was her first time in Nigeria and will be hoping to make a return next year.
In the other categories, Mohammed Sani Musa (Kaduna State) won the men’s category of the 5km race.
Kangyang Solomon (Plateau State) won the female category of the 10km race, while 15-year-old Gyang David wins the 10km race in his first national appearance.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod who gracefully attended the marathon praises Kaduna State Government and Nilayo Sports for organizing the first half marathon race in Kaduna.
The sun of $10,000 was presented to John Muiruri Mburu (Kenya) the winner of the men’s 21km (half marathon) at the maiden edition of the Kaduna Marathon.
Organisers of the Kaduna Marathon 2020 received about 7000 entries. Runners trooped in in their thousands to make history as the first participants of the Kaduna Marathon. Some of the top Nigerian athletes competing in the 21km are Shehu Mu’azu, Ismael Sadjo and Danjuma Gyang.
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