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2014 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Discovers New Talents, by Justin Lagat - RunBlogRun,...

2014 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Discovers New Talents, by Justin Lagat - RunBlogRun,...

2014 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Discovers New Talents, by Justin Lagat Apart from raising over 26 million Kenyan shillings for the Seeing is Believing initiative, a cause that seeks to eliminate avoidable blindness in children, the 2014 Nairobi Marathon has today become a launching pad for the careers of two hitherto unknown athletes who had never won any race before and did not have managers coming into the race. Peter Kosgei, who comes from an area not far from where Dennis Kimetto and Geoffrey Mutai hail from, won the men's 42km race in 2:12.24 followed closely by Elias Barno in 2:12.28 while Weldon Kirui took third position in 2:12.44. The women race was won by Eunice Jeptoo in a relatively slower time of 2:44.05. She had finished in fourth place last year, but she is not crediting her win this year to that experience, instead she believes that the pace-setter...

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