Elijah Mwangangi Saolo and Luke Kibet will live to remember the day they finished first in US Marathon in record-breaking time yet they were denied the cash prize allocated for that slot. The two Kenyan athletes were supposed to be given Sh331,200 award but a blunder they committed denied them the top prize on a race that took place on Sunday, September 26.
Photo courtesy// Luke Kibet during a past event Two Kenyan athletes are currently crossing their fingers hoping that a US-based athletics organizer would overturn a decision it made on Sunday that cost the duo Kenyans a Ksh 331200 award. As reported by the People Daily, the duo, Elijah Mwangangi and Luke Kibet, were denied the award despite leading the race where the organizer claimed that the two failed to follow the right route thereby breaking the athletic rules.
Two Kenyan athletes experienced a setback in the United States of America after missing out on the cash reward regardless of coming first in the marathon. Elijah Mwangangi Saolo and Luke Kibet were a leading pair in the race where they were near breaking the record and win the Ksh331,200 cash before a blunder occurred in a race that took place on Sunday, September 26.