|Photo by the Nairobi Marathon|
Two of the East African countries with the greatest long distance running talents in the world coincidentally held the biggest races in their countries today. Ethiopians ran the Great Ethiopian Run while Kenyans ran the Nairobi Marathon. No one planned for the two big races to happen on the same day, but the election timeline in Kenya forced the Nairobi Marathon to be postponed from the usual last Sunday of October to this day. The big races happening at the same time filled the social media with exciting pictures and results and the all day was almost all about running. If only we had races like these every weekend!
The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon in Kenya began in a chilly morning with some light showers, but then it was soon to get warmer in the last half of the race when the battle for the men's trophy was clearly among three athletes in the lead pack.