Kenyan athletes are famous all over the world for their outstanding records in long distance running events. In every Continental and International Athletics, the Kenyan flag must hit every corner of social media die to an incredible job done by both makes in females especially in long races.
In the TCS New York City Marathon, the Kenyan name has not gone unmentioned. This time, it's is Kenyan ladies that are performing wonders abroad.
Peres Jepchirchir has won the ongoing New York City Marathon with a 2 hours, 22 minutes and 39 seconds completion time. She made history by becoming the first woman in the world to win the both the Olympic Marathon Gold and and the New York City Marathon.
Elsewhere, another athlete Viola Cheptoo Lagat was second just after Peres Jepchirchir. Interestingly, this was Viola's Marathon debut. This is definitely remarkable for the first time Marathon runner who sends a strong message to the world that Kenya is still unbeatable in this long distance event.
The TSC New York City Marathon is an annual event that is conducted once annually in every first Sunday of the month of November and covers a distance of 26.2 miles. However, this year's event was a different one as athletes were limited to 30,000 runners due to the COVID19 pandemic restrictions.
Definitely, the Kenyan flag continues to fly higher in athletes though the sports ministry should be more rewarding to this individuals who makes our countries name more visible in the athletes rankings worldwide. Apparently, something should be done in other sporting areas including football which has brought Kenyans alot of shameful outcomes regularly.
Additionally, there should be bigger efforts, interest and funds directed to the athletes. Moreover resources such as training facilities and grounds including trained couches should all be availed in order to make our young heros more productive.
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