Taita Taveta to host Madoka Half Marathon

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta flags off the Madoka Half Marathon at Ngerenyi ground in a previous edition of the race./PHOTO COURTESY

Taita Taveta, KENYA: Taita Taveta County will host the annual Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon in October 20th at Ngerenyi Farmers Training center.

The 13th edition event has received more sponsors on board that are willing to support the management for the success of the upcoming event according to the race founder Marsden Madoka.

The 21km race which attracts men and women will see winners awarded ksh.500, 000 each.

Apart from Safaricom, Kenya Ports authority (KPA), Kenya Revenue Authority, Brookside Dairy, Amaco Insurance and Taita Taveta County government have previously supported the event.

Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon has helped nurture upcoming athletes in the country among them John Mwangangi, the 2012 World Half Marathon Bronze Medalist.

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