Discovery Half Marathon “Drama”

Last week something interesting happened at Eldoret Discovery half marathon. The runners had an agonizing time after the race was restarted due to a false start. The 495 runners had covered 3 kms when the race was stopped and the runners had to start all over again.

Eldoret Discovery Half marathon race is organised by Italian Gabriele Rosa and sponsored by the American sports goods manufacturing giants, Nike.

There is scanty information as to what caused the  restart but from what I have read in the press ; the race had started before the chief guest, local mayor had officially flagged off the event.

It seems the false start was just a warm up for some because the winner of the event Mathew Koech finished in a time of 1 hour 2 minutes, which is within the average winning time of  half marathon.

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