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Victor Kipchirchir Defends His Marathon Crown

Victor Kipchirchir Defends His Marathon Crown

Victor Kipchirchir Rotich became the first person to successfully defend their Eldoret City Marathon crown by winning the men's 42.195KM race in a time of 2:13:10. Rotich run a strategic race from the start to the end after being part of a leading pack that gradually reduced as the race drew closer to the end before ultimately applying a surge of pace to split from the rest of the leading group with around 7 kilometers of the race remaining. Rotich was delighted to win particularly because he had been nursing an injury before the race. He run a race that was about 5 minutes slower than what he run in 2021 (2:08:56). He attributed this to a windy day, which slowed down the athletes. Rotich walked away with a KES 3.5 Million winner's prize. 

The full results of the 2022 edition are listed here

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