Kigen And Chirchir Carry The Day At The 42-Kilometer StanChart Marathon

by Business Watch Team
StanChart Marathon

Alphonse Kigen and Evaline Chirchir have won the 42-kilometer individual men and women categories in the 20th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.

Over 73  elite athletes, 200 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), and over 20,000 recreational runners participated in the marathon. The marathon was attended by 22,000 participants.

The start and finishing points were at Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road. Runners used the scenic route on the Southern bypass for the physical marathon thus experiencing a great view of the Nairobi National Park.

The marathon featured six race categories: 42km for men and women, 21km for men and women, 10km for men and women, 21km for wheelchair men and women, 5km for the Family Fun Run race, and the Corporate Relay Challenge.

Speaking after the 20th edition of the marathon, Peter Gitau, Chairman of, the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Local Organizing Committee said, “This year marks a significant milestone as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this incredible marathon. Over the past two decades, we have witnessed an amazing journey of growth, and I am honored to be a part of this celebration.”

He continued and stated, “Our marathon is not just about running; it’s about making a real difference in the lives of those who need it the most. Standard Chartered Bank, in partnership with our sponsors, uses this event as a powerful vehicle to promote greater economic inclusion, especially for disadvantaged young people. We take pride in the fact that all the proceeds from this marathon are dedicated to our ‘Future Makers’ initiative, which focuses on creating a brighter future for the youth of Kenya.

Standard Chartered partnered with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to ensure the results were credible. Additionally, every participant received a tree seedling to plant at a place of their choice through the marathon’s ‘one tree per runner’ initiative.

All proceeds will be channeled towards the bank’s Futuremakers initiative where the bank is working with disadvantaged young people – especially girls and persons with disabilities to gain new skills and expertise to improve their chances of getting a job or starting their own business.

Futuremakers empowers the next generation to learn, earn, and grow by focusing on education, employability, and entrepreneurship.

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