Bett, Jepkorir Top Beyond Zero Half, Uhuru Promises To Run Next Year

Mar 10 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Winners of the men and women elite races to take home KSh250,000 apiece

Josphat Bett wins the 2019 Beyond Zero Half Marathon title on Sunday, March 10, 2019. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • Speaking at the event after receiving his spouse and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised the Government would fund Harambee Stars and Kenya 7s in their campaigns this year as he promised to run in the event next year

NAIROBI, Kenya- Former world 10000m under 20 champion, Josphat Bett and Brilliant Jepkorir soared to the top honours in Sunday's Beyond Zero Half Marathon men and women elite races in Nairobi.

The winners tookhome KSh250,000 with those filling the minor podium positions taking home KSh125,000 and KSh75,000 in that order.

Bett won the men's race in 1:01:34 after out-sprinting a field that also included Deputy President Ruto to lead former Toronto Marathon winner Philemon Rono and Simon Kipkurui to the podium with William Wanjiku finishing just outside in fourth.

Kipkoech topped the women's biggest race in 1:07:02, beating Everlyne Chirchir who took silver in 1:07.03 in the final dash for the tape in a close finish with Bornes Kipkurui who faded off the lead in the latter stages coming home for the bronze. 

In the women's race of the 10km race in which the First Lady competed, Margaret Chelimo, Irene Kimais, and Monica Ngige settled for the top three in that order as Vincent Ng'etich led Alexander Mutiso and Shadrack Kipkoech to fill in the dais in the corresponding men's race.


Speaking at the event after receiving his spouse and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised the Government would fund Harambee Stars and Kenya 7s in their campaigns this year as he promised to run in the event next year.

Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto, newly appointed Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Patrick Njoroge were among a slew of dignitaries that took part.

President Uhuru Kenyatta recieves First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the finish line of the 2019 Beyond Zero Marathon on Sunday, March 10. PHOTO/State House