Smaller field, different route for 2021 Stanchart Marathon

Smaller field, different route for 2021 Stanchart Marathon

Stanchart’s Peter Gitau, who is also the Local Organizing Committee Chairman, said, “Due to Covid-19 protocols, we’re limited to the number of people who can participate in the physical marathons. This is why we have also introduced a virtual one.”

Business Development Executive AAR Healthcare Limited - Mercy Ngugi (left), Chairman, Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon - Peter Gitau (2nd left), Marketing Executive Subaru Kenya, Mary Wangui (2nd right) and Nairobi Traffic Police Commander, Joshua Omukata during The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon press conference on road closures/Photo/Stanchart Marathon

There will be smaller field, different venue and different route for the 2021 Stanchart Nairobi Marathon which takes place on Sunday 31 October in Nairobi.

The race will this year start and finish at the Carnivore Grounds and will feature events in the 10km, 21km, 21km Wheelchair Race, 42km and the 42km Corporate Relay.

And in an enforced break with the past due to Covid-19 protocols, this year’s race will feature 2,500 elite athletes, down from numbers of close to 20,000 in pre-Covid days.

Stanchart’s Peter Gitau, who is also the Local Organizing Committee Chairman, said, “Due to Covid-19 protocols, we’re limited to the number of people who can participate in the physical marathons. This is why we have also introduced a virtual one.”

The ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway has necessitated a route change with this year’s race being run entirely on the Southern Bypass.

"We have organised traffic diversions to ensure that residents have access to alternative routes during the stipulated marathon hours. Users of the Southern Bypass are advised to use alternative routes provided. We request that the public cooperates with our traffic officers deployed along the roads for smooth flow of traffic," said Nairobi Traffic Commander Joshua Omukata.

 

Previous Stanchart Marathon Winners

 

Men

2003 Philip Kirui

2004 Benjamin Kiboi

2005 Samson Barmao

2006 Hosea Rotich

2007 John Thuita

2008 Samson Tuiyange

2009 Moses Kigen

2010 David Barmasai

2011 Ernset Kebenei

2012 Wesley Langat

2013 Kenneth Mungara

2014 Peter Kosgei

2015 Joshua Kipkorir

2016 Robert Kipkemboi

2017 Brimin Kipkorir

2018 Elisha Barno

2019 Brimin Kipkorir

2020 Event Cancelled

 

Women

2003 Alice Chelangat

2004 Joyce Chepchumba

2005 Caroline Kilel

2006 Irene Kosgei

2007 Rose Chesire

2008 Emmah Kiruki

2009 Irene Kosgei

2010 Helena Kiprop

2011 Margaret Toroitich

2012 Alice Chelangat

2013 Winfrida Kwamboka

2014 Edith Irungu

2015 Elizabeth Rumokol

2016 Jane Seurey

2017 Celestine Jepchirchir

2018 Josephine Chepkoech

2019 Purity Jebichii

2020 Event Cancelled

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