Jackson Limo Wins Close IBEC 10K

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 17, 2012
  • Updated Dec. 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM UTC

He won by less than a second.

It may not be a race with worldwide recognition, but the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IBEC) 10K in Mobassa, Kenya over the weekend was a thrilling one.

Limo’s winning time for the men’s senior event was 29 minutes 9.23 seconds.

“I am happy to have won the race,” Limo said. “The weather was good same as the route, which was well marked.”

Indicating now close the race was, John Cheruiyot, came in less than a second after Limo in 29:09.99. Peter Maina from Nyeri was the third-place runner in 29:14.94.

The event also sponsored a senior 5K event. Edwin Korir won it in 15:04.96. Christopher Rono and  Samuel Ngari took second and third respectively.

The women’s race (5K) not as much a close affair as the men’s with Jacinta Mbaoni coming across the line in 17:52.12. Second-place finisher Jenny Nyambura was a full 14 seconds back. Third place went to Alice Muriith who came in 19:06.67.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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