Alphonce Kigen and Evaline Chirchir were crowned winners of the 42 Kilometers individual men and women categories in the 20 th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.
Over 73 elite athletes, 200 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and over 20,000 recreational runners participated in the marathon. The marathon was attended by 22,000 participants. The start and finishing points were at Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road. Runners used the scenic route on the Southern bypass for the physical
marathon thus experiencing a great view of the Nairobi National Park.The marathon featured six race categories: 42km men and women, 21km men and women,
10km men and women, 21km wheelchair men and women, 5km Family Fun Run race and the Corporate Relay Challenge.
Speaking at the conclusion of the 20thedition of the marathon, Peter Gitau, Chairman, Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Local Organizing Committee said, “This year marks a significant milestone as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this incredible marathon. Over the past two decades, we have witnessed an amazing journey of growth, and I am honoured to be a part of this celebration.” He continued and stated, “Our marathon is not just about running; it’s about making a real difference in the lives of those
who need it the most. Standard Chartered Bank, in partnership with our sponsors, uses this event as a powerful vehicle to promote greater economic inclusion, especially for disadvantaged young people. We take pride in the fact that all the proceeds from this
marathon are dedicated to our ‘Future Makers’ initiative, which focuses on creating a brighter future for the youth of Kenya.Standard Chartered partnered with Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to ensure the results were credible. Additionally, every participant received a tree seedling to plant at a place of their choice through the marathon’s ‘one tree per runner’ initiative. All proceeds
will be channeled towards the bank’s Futuremakers initiative where the bank is working with disadvantaged young people especially girls and persons with disabilities to gain new skills and expertise to improve their chances of getting a job or starting their own business.