August 16th 2017

Sports / Updates

Ethiopia and Uganda to participate in Ndakai-ni half marathon

The race brings together a large group of people and the top ten finishers get cash awards which have for been substantially increased this year.

By Mary Muthonimmuthoni@kenyafreepress.comFriday, 21 Jul 2017 12:19 EAT

Athletes who will be participating in Ndakai-ni half marathon will be receiving additional money from what they used to get before. The winner will be awarded Sh300,000 from Sh200,000, number two will be receiving  Sh150,000 from Sh100,000 while the third participant will be awarded  Sh115,000.

The race brings together a large group of people and the top ten finishers get cash awards which been substantially increased this year. The price will be increased for all those ten positions for both women and men.

The Ndakai-ini half marathon is expected to take place on 30th September 2017.

Ibrahim Hussein, a member in Athletics Kenya said that the Ndakai-ini half marathon is a battle for the tough people since it is the 2nd hardest marathon in the whole world. He added that according to Athletics Kenya, anybody who wins the Ndaka-ini marathon qualifies to be sent to any marathon event anywhere in the world.

UAP executive director James Wambugu said that this time round, the race will be open to everyone who wishes to show case his /her talent and ability by registering.

“For the first time this year will have an official team coming from Ethiopia and Uganda and of course we still do have because marathon registration is open to anyone.” Mr Wambugu said.

A large number who are registering to take part have increased. There were 297 participants in 2014 rising to 10,000 in 2016.

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