Debutante Lydia Njeri, Kipchumba win Beyond Zero Marathon

Debutante Lydia Njeri, Kipchumba win Beyond Zero Marathon

The 2020 edition of the The Beyond Zero Marathon attracted 15,000 participants including president Uhuru Kenyatta who took part in the 2KM Race to support First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Vincent Kipchumba crosses the 21KM finish line at the 2020 Beyond Zero Half Marathon

Vincent Kipchumba and Lydia Njeri are the winners of the 2020 edition of the Beyond Zero Marathon held in Nairobi on Sunday 8th March .

This year’s Marathon attracted 15,000 participants including president Uhuru Kenyatta who took part in the 2KM Race to support First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Kipchumba clocked 1hour 1minute and 54 seconds to clinch the 21KM men's race  finishing ahead of  Nicholas Kosimbeli (1:02.28 ) and third placed Albert Kangogo (1:02.30).

Lydia Njeri on the other hand  made her debut with a golden 1 hour 12 mins and 3 seconds to finish ahead of  Emily Chebet(1:12.33) and Pacificia Jeploo (1:12.46)

In the 10KMs race, Vincent Yegon  clocked 28:23 to finish ahead of second placed  Benard Kipkemoi  (28.38). Jackson Kavesa finished third having clocked a time of 28mins and 40 seconds.

In the women’s category, Evaline Chirchir was the winner with a time of 31mins and 56seconds as Caroline Gitonga was second with a time of 32 mins and 13 seconds. Janet Ruguri finished third with a time of 33min and 10 seconds.

At the same time,  Ronald Wafula was the winner in the 21KM tricycle event with a time of 52minutes and 15 seconds while Joseph Gitau was second with a time of 1hour, 1min and 37seconds. Nicholas Gonde finished third with a time of 1hour, 3mins and 30seconds.

In the wheelchair race, Caleb Odio was the winner followed by John Wambuau in second and Samuel Kuria in third. In the Corporate Teams category, Timaflor floored the field to take top spot ahead of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation that finished in second place.

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