New winners emerge at Kenya’s Safaricom Mombasa International Marathon

Over 1,000 local and international athletes participated in the event under the Safaricom Athletics Series Banner. Image courtesy: Athletics Kenya
Over 1,000 local and international athletes participated in the event under the Safaricom Athletics Series Banner. Image courtesy: Athletics Kenya

Cosmas Koech and Shelimita Muriuki won the 42 kilometre race at the 34th edition of the Safaricom Mombasa International Marathon held on Sunday morning.

Koech clocked at 2:19:46 to beat Elkana Yegon who came in second at 2:20:18 and third placed Dismus Lotira at 2:21:11.

It was a close call for Muriuki as she battled for the title with Edda Jepkosgei who was hot on her heels; she won by a few seconds at 2:42:30 to Jepkosgei’s 2:42:36. In third place was Teresia Omossa who clocked in at 2:45:22.

Over 1,000 local and international athletes participated in the event under the Safaricom Athletics Series Banner.

Other upcoming races in the Series include: Kericho Road Race, Isaiah Kiplagat Memorial – Ndalat, Madoka Half Marathon, Imenti South Road Race and the Kisumu County National Marathon which will wind up this year’s edition in December.