Thursday, May 23, 2024

Domongole, Chebet power to glory in Betika Iten 15K Road Race

Ladies’s winner Naomi Chebet. [Courtesy]

Fredrick Domongole and Naomy Chebet are the winners of the Betika Iten 15K Highway Race held in Elgeyo Marakwet County on the weekend.

Intense rivalry was witnessed within the males’s class as Domongole clocked 45:16 to win the cutthroat contest within the championship that attracted 1000 native and worldwide runners.

Erick Kiplangat timed 45:17 to complete second whereas males’s third place was clinched by John Lomoni after he ended the tape in 45:28.

Chebet was in a category of her personal as she breezed to the tape to raise the ladies’s contest in 51:1. Sheila Cherotich (51:24) and Abigael Chepkoech (51:49) got here second and third in that order.

The winners in every class have been awarded Sh250,000 for his or her efforts. Runners ups every received Sh150,000 whereas third place finishers every went house Sh100,000 richer.

Different high ten athletes have been rewarded, with fourth place finishers getting Sh50,000 every, fifth place finishers bagged Sh40,000 apiece whereas sixth to tenth place finishers every went house with Sh20,000.

Whereas savoring his candy victory within the males’s class, Domongole said: “I’m honored to have triumphed in such a prestigious occasion. Successful this race is a dream come true for me. Iten has a particular place in my coronary heart and the opposite athletes who’ve all used the area to step up their profession in athletics.”

Eric Mwiti, Senior Model Supervisor at Betika, expressed his delight on the success of the occasion, saying, “This race surpassed all expectations, we didn’t anticipate such a large prove. The competitors introduced collectively athletes from various backgrounds who competed within the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.”

“We’re proud to assist occasions that encourage and empower athletes to succeed in new heights. We consider in empowering athletes and fostering a tradition of wholesome competitors,” Mwiti added.

Athletics Kenya hailed the race saying the competition is a real testomony to Kenya’s wealthy sporting heritage because it instils a spirit of resilience and dedication on the competing athletes.

The occasion marked the third highway race sponsored by Betika in Iten and the eighth athletics occasion within the Rift Valley area over the past six months, which underscores the gaming agency’s dedication to supporting grassroots sporting initiatives and nurturing of abilities throughout the nation. 

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