George Wayiaki and Ruth Kimgetich are this year winners of the second edition Kajiado county half marathon held at KCB grounds Kajiado central.
Wayiaki who hails from Limuru clocked a time of 1hr 40 min 20 seconds to win the 21 km race and walked with ksh.60, 000. Amos Biwott was second with Hosea Nailon coming third.
A joyful wayiaki said it was due to the hard word in training and proper preparation that gave him the victory
“I have been training well for the race and I had done my preparation well and am very happy to have won the race. The weather was also friendly and it made easier for us to compete. I thank the county government of Kajiado for organizing such races because it will give the young talents the chance to complete against the national athletics and this boost their confident.” Said wayiaki
In the women marathon, Ruth Kimgetich was first coming with Joan Rotich coming in second.
The event brought together top athletics from around the county and nationally with many young athletics also contesting.
There was also the Paralympics races and the 3km run for the children and elderly.
The Governor, Dr. David Nkedianye said the events is a chance for the county athletics to showcase their talents.
“This county has a lot of promising talents. We are organizing this races so that our young athletics can also complete against the top athletics because this will boost their confident. We want to see more athletics from our county going internationally like Alex Sampao.” Said Nkedianye
On the Paralympics the governor said everybody is given a chance.
“We want to give everybody a chance because people with disability can also race and even to international competition too.” Said Dr. Nkedianye
Kajiado County has an amazing talent and with proper nurturing and training we will have many international athletics in years to come.