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Hakizimana,Kiprop,Kagangi win second edition of Safari Gravel Series in Iten



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Rwanda’s Seth Hakizimana won the 120 km race during the second edition of Loop Safari Gravel series cycle race held at People’s Park,Iten,Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Hakizimana of Team Amani claimed victory in 5 hours, 15 minutes, and 5 seconds. Brian Kipkemboi and Geoffrey Langat from Black Mambas secured the second and third positions respectively, clocking at 5:18:43 and 5:23:31.

In the  60 Kilometer Race junior cyclist Mark Kiprop from Team Rift Valley Rippers clinched the top spot with a time of 3 hours, 13 minutes, and 56 seconds. Frankline Kibet and Moses Simiyu, also from Team Rift Valley Rippers, secured second and third positions, crossing the finish line at 3:20:27 and 3:24:38 respectively.

The 20-kilometer race witnessed fierce competition, with Lance Kangangi of Kenyan Riders team emerging victorious among junior participants, clocking a time of 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 14 seconds. Rooney Kipkurui and Michael Etale finished in  second and third positions with times of 1:45:37 and 2:04:43 respectively.

The race attracted  86 elite and recreational cyclists.

Organized by Amani Project and supported by LOOP Digital Financial Services, the event aims to promote cycling as a sport and position Kenya as a top cycling destination.

Winners in the Elite categories were awarded a cash prize of KES. 30,000, while the victorious teams received KES. 250,000 in prize money.

Speaking during event, LOOP Digital Financial Services (DFS) CEO, Eric Muriuki said, “We are thrilled by the enthusiasm for gravel cycling demonstrated by the participant. As LOOP, we remain committed to supporting such endeavors that promote not just athleticism but also showcases the incredibl landscapes that our country is blessed with. We look forward to continuing our support for these events that celebrate the spirit of exploration and determination.” The Iten competition marked the second event in the four-part series, following the successful inaugural event at Tatu City on February 4th, 2024, which attracted over 500 participants.

The third leg of the series will be held in Naivasha at Hell’s Gate next month before heading to  Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County, for the final leg.




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