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Volare atleten verdienen goed in Frankfurt

21 januari 2014 (0 reacties)

Kenyans cash in on bonuses after Kigen sets course record

Door Peter Njenga

Onesmus Nyerere, a product of last years Kebirigo road race, paced Wilfred Kigen to a new course record at the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday leading a clean 1-2-3 sweep by High Altitude Training Centre (Iten) runners. Kigen, 30, clocked 2:08:29, thanks to Nyerere who kept the pace inside the course record until the 30-kilometre mark. In the process, HATC team-mate Jason Mbote also benefited and both Kenyans earned Sh4.4 million in bonuses on top of Sh1.6 million in cash prizes.

Het prijzengeld
The Kenyan party was completed by third placed Wilson Kigen, 25, a cousin of the winner, who also benefited from the bonuses. Mbote, however, managed to split the cousins. “I only knew I had it when we came into the hall with about 100 metres to run,” said Wilfred. “When Kibiwot pulled away, I thought he was going too fast, so I decided to run at my own pace. I thought I could come back.” And so he did, beating his previous best of 2:09:18, set in finishing second in Hamburg earlier this year, by over three quarters of a minute. “Id like to go back to Hamburg next year, and win this time,” he added. That one second under 2:08:30 cost the organiser dearly, for it meant that Wilson got a bonus of 25,000 euros (Sh2.2 million) to add to the 10,000 (Sh880,000) for the victory. Mbote split the brothers, with a time of 2:08:30, which nevertheless earned him a bonus of 20,000 euros (Sh1.76m), added to 7,500 euros (Sh660,000) for second place. Wilson Kigen clocked 2:08:34, to earn 10,000 euro (Sh880,000) bonus and 5,000 euro (Sh440,000) prize money. Kibiwot, fourth in 2:08:36 won a 5,000 euros (Sh,440,000) bonus and 3,000 (Sh264,000) prize money. All four broke the course record of 2:09:10 set last year by Boaz Kimaiyo, who dropped out at the 33km mark with hamstring problems. Shvetsov also had groin problems in the final kilometres, but finished fifth in 2:10:05.

Finish in de hal
The race begins late for a European marathon, 11 am, but the weather was not as warm as anticipated – 12 degrees centigrade at the start, and 18 degrees centigrade at the finish. There was a record entry of 17,000 for all races, with another record of 11,000 starters in the marathon.

Commentaar redactie- De eerste drie in de Frankfurt marathon maken deel uit van het Volare sport team van de Nederlander Gerard van de Veen

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Volare atleten verdienen goed in Frankfurt

1 november 2005 (0 reacties)

Kenyans cash in on bonuses after Kigen sets course record

Door Peter Njenga

Onesmus Nyerere, a product of last years Kebirigo road race, paced Wilfred Kigen to a new course record at the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday leading a clean 1-2-3 sweep by High Altitude Training Centre (Iten) runners. Kigen, 30, clocked 2:08:29, thanks to Nyerere who kept the pace inside the course record until the 30-kilometre mark. In the process, HATC team-mate Jason Mbote also benefited and both Kenyans earned Sh4.4 million in bonuses on top of Sh1.6 million in cash prizes.

Het prijzengeld
The Kenyan party was completed by third placed Wilson Kigen, 25, a cousin of the winner, who also benefited from the bonuses. Mbote, however, managed to split the cousins. “I only knew I had it when we came into the hall with about 100 metres to run,” said Wilfred. “When Kibiwot pulled away, I thought he was going too fast, so I decided to run at my own pace. I thought I could come back.” And so he did, beating his previous best of 2:09:18, set in finishing second in Hamburg earlier this year, by over three quarters of a minute. “Id like to go back to Hamburg next year, and win this time,” he added. That one second under 2:08:30 cost the organiser dearly, for it meant that Wilson got a bonus of 25,000 euros (Sh2.2 million) to add to the 10,000 (Sh880,000) for the victory. Mbote split the brothers, with a time of 2:08:30, which nevertheless earned him a bonus of 20,000 euros (Sh1.76m), added to 7,500 euros (Sh660,000) for second place. Wilson Kigen clocked 2:08:34, to earn 10,000 euro (Sh880,000) bonus and 5,000 euro (Sh440,000) prize money. Kibiwot, fourth in 2:08:36 won a 5,000 euros (Sh,440,000) bonus and 3,000 (Sh264,000) prize money. All four broke the course record of 2:09:10 set last year by Boaz Kimaiyo, who dropped out at the 33km mark with hamstring problems. Shvetsov also had groin problems in the final kilometres, but finished fifth in 2:10:05.

Finish in de hal
The race begins late for a European marathon, 11 am, but the weather was not as warm as anticipated – 12 degrees centigrade at the start, and 18 degrees centigrade at the finish. There was a record entry of 17,000 for all races, with another record of 11,000 starters in the marathon.

Commentaar redactie- De eerste drie in de Frankfurt marathon maken deel uit van het Volare sport team van de Nederlander Gerard van de Veen

© Kenyan News

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