Rhonzas Lokitam won the 8 kilometers Henry Wanyoike Hope for the Run road race in a time of 25:24.06. He was followed closely by Kamau Wangui in a time of 25:25.06. Robert Ndiwa came in third in a time of 25:29.10. The 8 kilometre road race was flagged off at Wangige Shopping Centre, Kikuyu Town.
From left, Safaricom manager for Sponsorships and MJC Nduta Muhoro, Safaricom manager for Brand Assets Mishi Wambiji and Henry Wanyoike interact before flagging off the 12th edition of the Henry Wanyoike Run for The Future race that took place in Wangige, Kikuyu town
In the women’s category, Ruth Karanja clocked a time of 29:41:10. The Kikuyu based champion was followed closely by Judy Cherotich (30.08.10) and Esther Waweru (30.10.40) who came in second and third respectively.
In the special category, 72-year-old Nahashon Kamau also participated in the race and finished joyfully.
Over 3,000 athletes took part in the road race which was flagged off at Kikuyu under the theme ‘Peace and Cohesion’.
The British ambassador to Kenya Nic Hailey flags off the 12th edition of the Henry Wanyoike Run for The Future race at Wangige, Kikuyu town
The annual race which is the brainchild Paralympian athlete Henry Wanyoike has been sponsored by Safaricom to the tune of KES 1 Million.
The funds raised from the run supports various community projects such as student bursaries, feeding programs and income generating projects for persons living with disabilities.
“Last year we raised KES 3M which was used to acquire 50 white canes for the visually impaired and 100 wheelchairs that were distributed to secondary schools in the community. We also supported a nursery school and an athletics club,” said Henry Wanyoike, world record holder and founder of the Henry Wanyoike Foundation.