Kenyans Mutai and Nyambura prevail at MTN Kampala Marathon

Kenyans David Kiposgei Mutai and Jane Nyambura won the men’s and women’s titles at the MTN Kampala International Marathon on Sunday (November 22).

Tanzanian’s Marko J Marko and Joseph Restitute prevailed in the men’s and women’s Half Marathon. Ugandans Ben Siwa (29:42) and Rebecca Cheptengei (36:26) were victorious in the 10km event.

A record entry of 17,000 competitors lined up for the start of the marathon in the Ugandan capital. The start and finish was moved to the Kololo Airstrip in the affluent city suburbs to cope with the expected huge number of athletes.

The leading results for the competition are as follows:

Marathon

Men

1 David Kipkosgel Mutai (Kenya) 2:18:31; 2 Naibei Rutto Male KEN 3.28 02:18:31;3 Thomas Ngelel (Kenya) 2:18:34; 4 Charles Matwoi (Uganda) 2:19:51; 5 Francis Musani (Uganda) 2:19:54; 6 Colin Basalirwa Mukasa (Uganda) 2:20:46; 7 Micheal Mutai (Uganda) 2:20:58; 8 Dominic Kimtai (Uganda) 2:22:27; 9 Daniel Kebenei (Kenya) 2:23:56; 10 Gilbert Kipkosgei (Uganda) 2:24:44

Women

1 Jane Nyambura Wandahi (Kenya) 2:46:20; 2 Rose Lomutongor (Kenya) 2:50:57;3 Bryton Banuelia (Uganda) 3:03:57; 4 Grace Chesang (Uganda) 3:07:15; 5 Jelagat Cheruiyot (Kenya) 3:08:29; 6 Eveline Chemutai (Uganda) 3:11:50; 7 Jane Suuto Female (Uganda) 3:15:01; 8 Rosebella Soromuk (Uganda) 3:21:49; 9 Fiddane Mallon Christena Walter (Ireland) 03:57:46; 10 Beth Phillips (USA) 3:58:30

Half Marathon

Men

1 Marko J Marko (Tanzania) 1:03:28; 2 Isaac Kiprop (Uganda) 1:03:34;3 Samuel Shauri (Tanzania) 1:04:46; 4 Alex Chesakit (Uganda) 1:05:20; 5 James Moneta (Uganda) 1:06:33;

Women

1 Joseph Restituta (Tanzania) 1:15:47; 2 Claudette Mukasakindi (Rwanda) 1:18:06; 3 Rionotukei Chemuttai Female (Uganda) 1:18:06; 4 Mary Naali (Tanzania) 1:18:30; 5 Joan Chemutai (Uganda) 1:23:08

10km

Men

1 Ben Siwa Male Uganda) 29:42; 2 Vicent Kananura (Uganda) 29:47; 3 Daniel Rotich (Uganda) 29:48; 4 Kiptoo Zakaria (Uganda) 29:48; 5 Simon Ayeko (Uganda) 30:04;

Women

1 Rebecca Cheptengei (Uganda) 36:26; 2 Emily Chebet (Uganda) 37:08; 3 Janet Achola (Uganda) 37:33; 4 Gladys Chepkwemoi (Uganda) 37:38; 5 Viola Chemos (Uganda) 38:33

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