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Eldoret City Marathon receives sponsorship from Safaricom

Organizers of this year’s Eldoret City Marathon scheduled Sunday April 21st have received financial boost after Safaricom pumped in a  total of Ksh. 4.3 million.

The competition for the top positions during the 5th edition of the race is expected to be stiff with two time winner Victor Kipchirchir being among notable names that have confirmed their partyicipation.

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Kipchirchir will be seeking to repeat his 2021 and 2022 triumphs.

The Marathon will consist of two race categories the full marathon,42Km and the half marathon,21km for both men and women .

The mobile telephony service provider have also supported the organizers  by digitizing the athletes registration.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Eldoret City Marathon, an event that embodies the spirit of athleticism and community. We believe in the power of sports to inspire, unite, and transform lives. Through this sponsorship, we hope to celebrate the incredible talent within Eldoret as we provide a platform for aspiring athletes to showcase their skills,” said Peter Ndegwa, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom.

The marathon held in the ‘City of Champions’ is the brainchild of two-time Boston marathon champion Moses Tanui. It aims to provide a platform for upcoming, talented athletes and to help shine a spotlight on conservation of the environment.

“We developed the Eldoret City Marathon to afford the bubbling talent in the shadows an opportunity to compete at home. This Marathon serves as the platform to bring emerging local talent into the limelight and connect them with the global athletic community,” said Moses Tanui, Eldoret City Marathon Founder and Director.

 

 

 

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