Egerton University on Saturday 8 February 2014, hosted successful inaugural Mau-Egerton University Cross Country. During the race, Philip Lang'at and Joyce Chepkemoi won the senior men and senior women race respectively. In the senior men 12km race, Lang'at overcame stiff competition to win at the time of 32:21.1 while the second contestant Charles Kimeli was timed at 32:33.7 while Richard Sigei came third. In the 8km senior women's race Joyce Chepkemoi who clocked 24:49.1 won, followed by Emmie Chepkurui who clocked 24:55.0, while Victoria Chepkemoi was third with the time of 25:13.3.

Former Minister Franklin Bett, CEOs of various corporate institutions, Olympic and World steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi and former Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir who is also a member of parliament for Cherang'any were among the guests who graced the occasion. Hon. Bett, Kemboi and Korir pledged to support the event next year. The objectives of the cross country are to create environmental awareness and raise funds for the

rehabilitation of the Mau Ecosystem and Njoro River, which is a vision 2030 flagship project. The event will be held annually. The Cross Country, was organized by Egerton University in partnership with Athletics Kenya and sponsored by various corporate institutions which includes; Nation Media Group, Nakuru County Government, Kenya commercial Bank, Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Egerton Cooperative Sacco, AMACO Insurance, APA Insurance, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Water Towers Agency, GDC, Kenya Vision 2030 among others.


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