Mburu leads as Kenyans dominate Kaduna Marathon

Kenyans dominate Kaduna Marathon


Kenyan John Mburu has won the inaugural edition of the Kaduna Marathon in a time of 1:04:02.


The 28-year-old made history as the first winner of Kaduna Marathon; the Kenyan leads his fellow compatriots on the podium.

In the second position is Phillip Taurus in a time of 1:05:20, who was 58 seconds quicker than third placed Josaphat.

The dominance of Kenyans in long-distance race is not new to the world of Athletics, in the women’s category, they emerge winners in the top three position.

Caren Maiyo finished first in a time of 1:12:43 while Caren Cheptoeck and Lilian Chemweno occupied the second and third place in a time of 1:15.26 and 1:15:32 respectively.

In the fifth position in the men’s category is Nigeria’s Emmanuel Gyan, who emerge as the first Nigerian to cross the finish line in a time of 1:16.59.

Like the Kenyans, Plateau state won the position for the first three Nigerians to cross the finish line in both the male and female category.

Monday Auta and Stephen Joshua crossed the finish line to become the second and third Nigeria to cross the finish line.

Surprisingly, 13-year-old, Vera Yohanna Davou, who finished first in the 10KM race at the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon emerge as the first Nigerian woman to cross the finish line ahead of more experience Rose Akusho, Hudung Gyang and Fadekemi Olude.


In the 10KM category, Plateau state Gyang David and Kangyang Solomon won the men and women’s category while 1500m champion Soudi Hamadjam finished second


Kaduna State Mohammed Sani Musa won the 5km race in the men’s category.

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