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Dec 19, 2023

Over 50 medals won in inaugural marathon at Mwale

MARATHON: The inaugural 2023 Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) marathon attracted thousands of athletes and spectators from Kenya and globally .
More than 50 medals were won in five different race categories in the marathon that was held at the MMTC in Butere Sub-County, Kakamega County.
“More than 50 medals and cash prizes were awarded in five race categories that were held during the event.
“The event attracted global elite athletes in the categories of 42 km, 21 km, 10km, 5km and 1600 meters,” MMTC said in a press statement.
The marathon, which was the first to be held in the 14 County Lake region economic bloc (LREB) with 16 million Kenyans, was to raise funds to support the low income families to afford healthcare premiums of Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF)/NHIF.
The Marathon will be held annually and is aiming to be the first label marathon in the history of Kenya and surpass the elite platinum label marathons like Boston and New York by 2026.
MMTC this year unveiled final renderings of a world-class multiplex sports arena in its Airport District.
The new multi-billion shillings sports arena will cement MMTC as a global leading talent and entertainment centre and support sports medicine and tourism as part of the City's medical tourism program.
“The multiplex arena will add to our 36-hole Hamptons golf course which is located in the Golf District of MMTC.
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