Mitei, Florence win Nairobi Diamond Run

By Metro Reporter
Amos Kiplimo Mitei and Florence Kiplagat won the men’s and women’s  races respectively during the inaugural edition of the CPF Nairobi Diamond Run held Sunday in Nairobi.

Amos   Kiplimo Mitei fresh from winning Keccoso half marathon held last weekend in Eldoret clocked 27 minutes 42.6 seconds to emerge victorious in the men’s race ahead of Edwin Kiptoo Kiprop who finished in second place with  a time of 27 minutes 43.7 seconds.
Vincent Yator was third. Commonwealth women’s 10,000m silver medalist  Florence Kiplagat came home the fastest  in 31 minutes and 42 seconds ahead of Irene Chebet and Alice Aprot who were second and third respectively.
The Nairobi Diamond 10km Run that attracted  a total of 2,000 athletes also consisted the veterans category.
Winners in the men’s and women’s race pocketed Ksh.250,000 and a Diamond plaque each while first and second runners up were awarded Ksh200,000  and Ksh.150,000 respectively.