Nairobi Marathon

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Nairobi Marathon
Date Late November
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Event type Road
Distance Marathon, Half marathon
Established 2003
Official site www.nairobimarathon.com

Nairobi Marathon is an annual road running competition over the marathon distance held in October in Nairobi, Kenya. First held in 2003, the competition expanded and now includes a half marathon race along with the main race.[1]

It was part of "The Greatest Race on Earth", fully sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank. The other three legs of this four-marathon race were the Hong Kong Marathon, the Mumbai Marathon and the Singapore Marathon.

Past winners[edit]

Marathon[edit]

Alice Chelangat was the inaugural women's marathon winner.

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 2003  Philip Kirui (KEN) 2:15:40  Alice Chelangat (KEN) 2:41:27
2nd 2004  Benjamin Kemboi (KEN) 2:11:50  Joyce Chepchumba (KEN) 2:39:27
3rd 2005  Samson Barmao (KEN) 2:12:15  Caroline Kilel (KEN) 2:36:08
4th 2006  Hosea Rotich (KEN) 2:10:17  Irene Kosgei (KEN) 2:32:42
5th 2007  John Thuita (KEN) 2:15:50  Rose Chesire (KEN) 2:44:14
6th 2008  Samson Tuiyange (KEN) 2:10:30  Emmah Kiruki (KEN) 2:33:42
7th 2009  Moses Kigen (KEN) 2:10:12  Irene Kosgei (KEN) 2:28:57
8th 2010  David Barmasai (KEN) 2:10:31  Helena Kirop (KEN) 2:31:11
9th 2011  Ernest Kebenei (KEN) 2:10:55  Margaret Toroitich (KEN) 2:30:17
10th 2012  Wesley Langat (KEN) 2:10:40  Alice Chelangat (KEN) 2:28:04
11th 2013  Kenneth Mungara (KEN) 2:11:40  Winfrida Kwamboka (KEN) 2:33:18
12th 2014  Peter Kosgei (KEN) 2:12:24  Edith Irungu (KEN) 2:32:02
13th 2015  Joshua Kipkorir (KEN) 2:13:25  Elizabeth Rumokol (KEN) 2:29:32
14th 2016  Robert Kipkemboi (KEN) 2:13:27  Jane Seurey (KEN) 2:34:18
15th 2017  Brimin Kipkorir (KEN) 2:12:39  Celestine Jepchirchir (KEN) 2:31:41

Half marathon[edit]

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 2004  Evans Cheruiyot (KEN) 1:04:21  Rita Jeptoo (KEN) 1:16:24
2nd 2005  Charles Kiama (KEN) 1:01:34  Lineth Chepkurui (KEN) 1:13:33
3rd 2006  Philemon Baaru (KEN) 1:01:21  Beatrice Rutto (KEN) 1:10:49
4th 2007  Moses Kigen (KEN) 1:05:58  Alice Serser (KEN) 1:18:04
5th 2008  Peter Chesang (KEN) 1:02:23  Paskalia Chepkorir (KEN) 1:11:07
6th 2009  Ernest Kebenei (KEN) 1:01:54  Magdaline Chemjor (KEN) 1:12:18
7th 2010  Michael Kiprop (KEN) 1:02:15  Chemtah Rionutukei (KEN) 1:12:47
8th 2011  Dennis Kipruto (KEN) 1:01:31  Elizabeth Chelagat (KEN) 1:12:10
9th 2012  Mathew Kiprotich (KEN) 1:02:19  Paskalia Chepkorir (KEN) 1:08:12
10th 2013  Solomon Mutai (UGA) 1:02:55  Correti Jepkoech (KEN) 1:11:52
11th 2014  Barselius Kipyego (KEN) 1:03:12  Lydia Wafula (KEN) 1:14:52
12th 2015  Patrick Kipng'eno (KEN) 1:02:42  Purity Changwony (KEN) 1:11:17
13th 2016  Reuben Limaa (KEN) 1:02:53  Betty Lempus (KEN) 1:12:26
14th 2017  Felix Kibitok (KEN) 1:03:26  Valary Aiyabei (KEN) 1:11:04

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