The second edition of Makueni County half Marathon was held at Wote’s Unoa grounds on Saturday with 29 men runners and 22 women runners participating in the race. Katui Muia who is known for winning the Nairobi cross county senior men’s race that was held about a week ago clocked 1:06.40 to win Makueni County half marathon in the men’s category.
He was followed by his teammate John Mulu who clocked 1:06.48 to be second as the third position was taken by Stephen Mwendwa who clocked 1:07.02. Muia managed to win after breaking away from the leading pack of five with only a kilometer to go. Nancy Nzisa who is third position in the Nairobi cross county senior women’s race clocked 1:18.25 to win the Makueni County half Marathon in the women’s category. She was followed by Sharon Muriuki who clocked 1:22.25 while Lucia Kamene finalized the top three places by clocking 1:23.22.
The 20 years old Nzisa is now aiming to make the cut in the Kenya team to the 2017 world cross country championships that will be held in Kampala, Uganda. However she said that the race lacked stiff competition. “The course was hard and a bit hilly, however, a part from the hilly trail, I had a field day in the race because I lacked competition.” She said.
By Frank Swereri.