KENYANS WIN AT THE ROME MARATHON
The Kenyan Marathoners once again shown their prowess on 18th March 2012 in Rome when they swept the top Positions in both the Men and women marathon events. During the hotly contested men’s marathon, Kenya’s Luka Lokobe Kanda won at time of 2:08:04 He crossed the finish line with the 3rd time ever in Rome. He was closely followed by fellow Kenyan compatriot Samson Kiprono Barmao at 2:08:52. Festus Kiprotich Langat of Kenya was seventh.
In the women’s marathon, Hellen Jemaiyo Kimutai of Kenya won at a time of 2:31:11. She was applauded at the finish line by Kenyans who had turned up to cheer the Kenyan participants.
Present at the finish line to congratulate the winners was the Ambassador, H.E. Mrs. Josephine Gaita and other Embassy staff.