Kipyego, Chepkorir to defend the titles for Sarah Obama road race
BY MITCHELLE JOBITA/ Barselias Kipyego and Paskalia Chepkorir will return to defend their men and women’s titles in fourth edition of the annual Mama Sarah Obama Kogelo 15km road race.
Kipyego will face Albert Kangogo and Elias Kemboi in the men’s category while Chepkorir will be up against Jepkirui Kitur and Viola Jepchumba in the women’s category.
The venue of the event has been shifted to Siaya County Stadium from Kogelo Primary in the anticipation if of a bigger turnout.
Athletics Kenya (AK) Nyanza North public relations officer Jared Gilo said: “We anticipate hosting a bigger contingent than in the past.”
Winners in both categories will receive Sh100, 000while runners-up will return home Sh70,000 richer. Second runners up will pocket Sh50,000.
Jilo said apart from the 15km race, they will also have circuit races within the stadium with the juniors 8km, 6km and 2km for kids as the main highlight.