Winners of Nairobi 10km event to get diamonds

By Metro Reporter
 Winners of the CPF Nairobi Diamond 10km Run scheduled for Sunday 17, 2014 will receive cut diamonds alongside prize money. This is the first time organizers are awarding winners such level of awards outside the usual cash prize.

"Three diamonds will be awarded to the winners in the male and female categories and the best retired athlete who will emerge winner in the veteran's category," Barnaba Korir, Race Director told a media briefing in Nairobi on Thursday to highlight the preparation for the event.
"We have received the lozenges from Antwerp from our backers in Belgium who have also donated electronic timing equipment worth over 70,000 U.S. dollars for the event," Korir said.
Organizers of the race have promised to put in place a world-class event that they have been promoting as the region' s largest and most lucrative road race whose timings will be recognized globally.
The race organizers are offering a total pool of 120,000 dollars prize money for the winners where the overall champions in both the male and female category will carry home 3,000 dollars and the first veteran to cross the finish line will receive 250 dollars.
Police have promised tight security for the runners who will take part in the event and the spectators who will come out to watch the race.
Among those who have confirmed participation at the event are some of Kenya's top Marathoners including world 10km record holder Leonard Komon and former world champion Eliud Kipchoge and a number of foreign runners.