Mzee Barng’etuny Inaugural Mountain Run Held in Tinderet

The County Government of Nandi through the department of Sports, Youth Affairs, and Art in collaboration with Athletics Kenya held the Mzee Barng’etuny inaugural Mountain Run in Tinderet Sub-County.

The run organized by the two was done in honor of the late Mzee Ezekiel Barng’etuny who was a long-serving politician from the Tinderet Constituency.

Barng’etuny liked business and economics but had a love and passion for athletics.

“With affection and urge for sports that the late mzee Barng’etuny had, we thought of making a tradition by celebrating our late politicians who made an impact on our county. We started with the Koitalel half marathon, which became a success. We look forward to organizing more races in the course of the year,” said Elly Kurgat CECM Sports, Youth affairs, and art.

As the first-ever mountain run to be held in Nandi, the race attracted more than a hundred athletes from different counties.

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The race was a trial for selecting the Kenyan mountain running team from the region.

The races held were for 10km and 6km. All races started from AIC Lelgoteet and concluded at Kimatkei Primary School.

“We are amazed to see runners all over the country coming to Nandi County to participate in the race. This is a good gesture for our county and we are hoping to organize more mountain running in the future,” said Kennedy Tanui, Chief Officer for Sports.

Speaking after the event, Paul Mutisya, the Athletics representative applauded the athletes as well as the County Government of Nandi for organizing a successful event.

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“The race has been successful and I’m glad to have graced this eventful race. I laud the department of sports from Nandi County for having organized the race. I look forward to attending more events in the coming years,” he noted.

Also present during the event were the area MP Julius Melly and Athletics Kenya officials.

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