Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kirui & Jepkosgei win Kass Marathon 2012

Weldon Kirui and Agnes Jepkosgei emerged winners of the 6th edition of the Kass International Marathon held in Eldoret, Sunday morning.

Kirui who did not finish last year’s marathon cruised past stiff competition posed by Peter Kosgei and Samwel Kemboi to win in a time of 2:17.44. Kosgei and Kemboi emerged second and third posting times of 2:18.47 and 2:18.51 respectively.

In the women division, 24-year-old Jepkosgei led most of the race to win in a time of 2:41.30 ahead of Purity Metto (2:46.40) and Sally Kimaiyo (2.46.49) who came in second and third respectively.

Kirui & Jepkosgei bagged Sh 1.5 million each.

Here are the results for the 42km & 12km races:

Men 42km
1.       Weldon Kirui   2:17.44
2.       Peter Kosgei   2:18.47
3.       Samwel Kemboi  2:18.51

Women 42Km
1.       Agnes Jepkosgei   2:41.30
2.       Purity Kimetto   2:46.40
3.       Sally Kimaiyo  2.46.49

Men 12km
1.       Cosmos Langat  35:21.3
2.       Paul Lonyangata  35:27.5
3.       Victor Kipchirchir  35:37.5

Women 12km
1.       Joyce Chepkirui   40:07.2
2.       Philemona Cheiyech  40:23.8
3.       Georgina Rono  41:10.5

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