Kipyego, Chep­ko­rir to de­fend the ti­tles for Sarah Obama road race

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

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.

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