Edwin Cheruiyot of Administrative Police clocked 1:13:02 hours to win the first Kwale County Half marathon Marathon held over the weekend. Erick Shikuku of Mombasa Municipal Council came second in 1:16:11 while Kenya Port Authority's Paul Kipchumba was third afterin a time of 1:21:45. In the women's category, Nzalambi Nyanje of Burani village triumphed after clocking 2:04:46.
She was followed in thesecond place by Mwanasiti Juma, a student at Burani Secondary, who was timed at 2:05:00. Yvonne Cherop from Ngong town finished third in 2:10:11. In the men's 12km race, mwauya Mdoe emerged top followed by Mazear Mgandi while Haranga Nyiro was placed third. Kutseka Mgandi won the boys 6km race followed by John Randu and Hamisi Sheti who finished third while
Esther Sammy was the winner of the girls' race in the category. The event flagged off by Coast PC Samuel Kilele. The PC urged youths to engage in sports as a business and employment. He called on communities to co-existence and shun from violence for them to develop.
The race organized by Vivi communication and Athletic Kenya was held at Mwalubhamba Secondary School, Burani Trading Centre in Kwale.UAP insurance sponsored the race dubbed 'Marathon of Hope and Peace'.