Muia romps to win in Makueni County race
Katui Muia won the second edition of Makueni County half marathon on Saturday at Wote’s Unoa grounds.
Muia, who was fresh from winning the Nairobi Cross Country senior men’s race a week ago clocked 1:06.40 to beat a field of 29 for the title.
Team-mate John Mulu placed second in 1:06.48 while Stephen Mwendwa was third after clocking 1:07.02. Muia broke away from the leading pack of five with a kilometer to go to win the race.
Bronze medalist in the Nairobi Cross Country senior women’s race Nancy Nzisa won the women’s half Marathon in 1:hour 18minutes 25 seconds, beating a field of 22 runners.
Sharon Muriuki was second in 1:22.23, while Lucia Kamene completed the top three places in 1:23.22.
“The course was hard and a bit hilly. However, apart from the hilly trail, I had a field day in the race because lacked competition,” said Nzisa, who is aiming to make the cut to represent Team Kenya to the 2017 world cross country Championships in Kampala, Uganda.