The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: AK Changes Kisumu City Marathon Route

Athletics Kenya (AK) have changed the Safaricom Kisumu City Marathon route to capture the monuments within the lake side city. The event to be held on December 16, will be concentrated within the city streets according to race director David Okeyo.

He said they have been doing their research to see how they can make the race more attractive and accessible by the athletics enthusiasts in Kisumu and its environs. " We are keen to ensure all the monuments within Kisumu and the lake view is well captured," he noted. He said athletes will, without doubt enjoy the new route which is synonymous with the big city races.

"We all know that the reasons behind holding a city marathon is to capture the key monuments of that city. Here in Kisumu, running closer to the lake and city streets will be refreshing to any athlete."

Okeyo said the event has attracted runners from as far as Eldoret and Kisii and hope to have a good turnout.

He said the new course will be certified next week by experts from the AK head office and the event will once again be sponsored by Safaricom. Over 500 athletes are expected to feature in the race.

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