Top marathoners were rewarded after showing their superlative performance at the World Marathon Majors (WMM) races in Iten this weekend courtesy of Multi Choice Kenya.
Their efforts in winning Tokyo, Boston, London marathons were hosted in Iten.
where the viewing of the start of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League track and field season had been arranged.
With most elite and upcoming athletes attending the event organised by Dstv, Multichoice Kenya officer Philip Wahome reiterated that they are committed in recognising efforts made by athletes in the global sport.
Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir opened the WMM with wins in Tokyo before Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui rocked Boston and Mary Keitany sterling all-women world record in London as Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s title.
Reigning world half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei who set the mark at the Prague Half Marathon last month was also rewarded.
Speaking during the event, Kipsang said Kenya’s athletes have done great in marking the country but there was minimal recognition in their home country.
Record holder Keitany whom she jetted into the country with no treat from the government despite setting the world record was happy that her family was around to welcome her.