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Enos Kales wins Lake Ol Bolosatt conservation half marathon

Enos Kales won the Lake Ol Bolosatt Half Marathon in Nyandarua County, clocking 1 hour, 6 minutes, and 15 seconds, thanks to a relaxed pace set by the leading group.

“Last week I ran a 10km race in West Pokot, which I won, so I knew the high pace would work in my favour,” said Kales.

Amos Mitei and Nicholas Kiplimo finished second and third, respectively, in the men’s 1:06.43 and 1:06.50 relay, with Sammy Kurui 1:07:06 and Geoffrey Kirui 1:07.06. Others in the top ten in the men’s race were John Mwangi, who is the brother of multi-medalist Bedan Karoki (1:07.35), Lenkai Olenganai (1:07.45), Stephen Letanto (1:07.47), George Waiyaki (1:08.05), and Gideon Mutai (1:08.13). However, the runners said the distance was longer than 21 km, going by their GPRS wrist watches.

Nyandarua Athletics Kenya secretary Lawrence Miano reported an increase in distance due to incorrect starting point board placement.

Vivian Cherotich from Iten won the women’s half marathon category, while other races included elite 10km, 5km, and 2km for corporations, and 5km for veterans.

The race, which was organised to raise awareness about the conservation of Lake Ol Bolosatt, the only lake in Mt. Kenya, started at the Equator near Nyahururu town.

By Antony Mwangi

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