The eagerly awaited race through the wind farm was held on Friday the 5th of May, and kicked off at 6 am with runners speeding off to get to the finish line first! The 10-kilometer track saw the athletes run through the wind turbines on the wind farm.
Moses Lekuraa, emerged the winner of the 2nd Edition of the Lake Turkana Wind Power 10km race held in Sarima, Marsabit County.
The 18-year-old aspiring athlete, and farmer, finished the race in 33 minutes 14 seconds taking home Kshs 50,000. He finished ahead of Sapuki Lenguiya, 20, who finished the race just two minutes after him.
On the women’s side 28-year-old Zipporah Eleman was the leading lady. The hairdresser and single mother of two daughters, aged 12 and 7, could not hide her joy at winning the Kshs 50,000 the winners of the race.
Zipporah Eleman impressively raced through the 10 kilometers in 37 minutes 12 seconds and emerged sixth overall in the race which attracted over 80 participants from the local communities. The other top six women were mainly drawn from the local schools including Nyiro Girls, Kulal Girls and El Molo Primary School. The headteachers of the local students who participated in the race where very proud of the achievements of the young runners on the day.
Vestas Eastern Africa emerged as the leading corporate team in the race.
This was the second edition of the Lake Turkana Wind Power 10km race, a sporting event which is eagerly awaited each year as a way to showcase the area’s budding talent and bring together the local communities to enjoy the team spirit of sport. The top six athletes, both men and women, received monetary awards with appreciation.