Cynthia Jerop and Peter Mutitu won the 14th edition of Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon that took place last Sunday at Ngerenyi Stadium, Wundanyi- Taita Taveta County. In men’s race, upstart Mutitu won the title in 1:17.42 followed by Kahora Joseph clocking a time of 1:18.50, in third position was Joseph Chenge at 1:19.28. Cynthia Jerop led the women’s category clocking a time of 1:18.55, followed by then defending champion Delvine Maringor at 1:19.20. Vaati Naomi was third in position clocking a time of 1:20.12.
“It was a tough race especially being my first time in this terrain, even more difficult as the ground was muddy and it was raining, but hard work pays, I thank God.” Said Jerop.
The winners were awarded a lucrative Ksh 300, 000 for the first position, second position got KShs.150, 000 whilst third position got KShs.100, 000. The Marathon also awarded top local athletes with winners walking away with Motorbikes and Kshs. 10,000 each.
The remaining races in the Series calendar are the Isaiah Kiplagat Memorial Ndalat cross-country, Imenti and Kisumu road races.