Kip Keino continental Tour: Samwel Ireri, Grace Wanjiru win men's, women's 20km race walk
Samwel Ireri Gathimba (269) wins men’s 20km-walk race. Photo: Stafford Ondego

Samwel Ireri Gathimba on Saturday morning surprised the field to win the Kip Keino classic 20km walk race at Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi.

Gathimba won the race in 1.22.56 ahead of Simon Wachira and Erick Shikuku who came out second and third respectively.

Grace Wanjiru  Njue also dominated the women’s 20km walk race, finishing in 1:46:40 ahead of Silvia Kemboi and Naomi Chepkirui respectively.

Kip Keino continental Tour: Samwel Ireri, Grace Wanjiru win men's, women's 20km race walk
Grace Wanjiru Njue (263) wins women’s 20km-walk race. Photo: Stafford Ondego

Below are the top finishers for the men’s and women’s race.

Leading 20km walk men Results;

1. Samuel Gathimba PRISONS  1.22.56

2. Simon Wachira KDF 1:28.14 1

3. Erick Shikuku 1:30.20

Leading 20km walk women Results;

1. Grace Wanjiru Njue KDF 1:46:40

2. Silvia Kemboi KDF 1:48.25

3. Naomi Chepkirui  KDF 1:54.24

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