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Elisha Kiprop and Valentine Kipketer are 2021 Standard Chartered marathon champions
Elisha Kiprop and Valentine Kipketer reign supreme at the 18th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon held this past weekend.
Elisha Kiprop run strong and steady fighting off tough competition from Joshua Kogo and Alphonce Kigen to win the 2021 Standard chartered Nairobi Marathon this past weekend.
In the women’s race, Valentine Kipketer who was making her debut in the Standard Chartered Marathon fought off her closest competitor, Naomi Chepkogei in the women’s 42km to win the race in 2:30:02. Lilian Chemweno finished third in 2:34:14.
ELISHA KIPROP (Top) Valentine Kipketer (Bottom) after winning the Men’s and women's 42km races respectively during the Stanchart Nairobi Marathon on October 31, 2021. Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group.
Vincent Ngetich and Peris Engambi win standard chartered half marathon
In the men's 21km half marathon race, Vincent Ng'etich won the race after crossing the finish line in a time of 1:01:44 with Rhonzas Kilimo coming second in a time of 1:00:59. Peter Kipsirat finished third in a time of 1:00:59.
Peris Engambi won the women’s 21km event in a time of 1:12:59 with Abigael Jelimo finishing second in a time of 1:13:41. Lilian Jebii came third after clocking 1:14:32.
Cheruiyot beats London pacesetter Ngeno
Elijah Cheruiyot registered a spectacular 1:03.02 to beat a field of experienced runners at the Eldama Ravine Half Marathon this weekend, Cheruiyot stated that the Victory was the starting point as he plans to take on future international road races in Europe.
Titus Mbishei of Bungoma came in second place in 1:03.35 ahead of Leonard Langat of Nakuru, who ran a time of 1:03.36 to finish in third place.
Ngeno, who was expecting to win the race owing to his exposure in the London Marathon, finished sixth in 1:36.41secs.
In the women’s 21km race, Catherine Reline of Kapsait finished second in a time of 1:13.15 ahead of Jackeline Chelal of Uasin Gishu, who posted 1:13.36 to finish fourth.
Lane Infringement Rule changes
Lane infringement rule changes had been on the agenda of the World Athletics Technical Committee since January 2018. At that year’s World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham in March, there were 21 disqualifications relating to lane violations, including four in two races, and since then there has been a heightened debate about these rules.
Some one-off lane infringements are now permitted but shall result in disqualification if they are repeated by the same athlete or within the same relay team at any time during the rounds of the same event. Read more on the other rule changes here