Inspired by the London Marathon runners? Head to Kenya for the ultimate marathon challenge

Known for its world-class athletes, Kenya is once again celebrating following the incredible achievements at Virgin Money London Marathon. In the elite men’s category, last year’s winner Eliud Kipchoge took first place with a phenomenal time of 2:03:04, just seven seconds off the world record! Stanley Biwott achieved second place after a nail biting battle between the two Kenyans at mile 24. Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang came in fifth place and Dennis Kimetto came in ninth. There was also cause for celebration in the women’s category where Jemima Sumgong sensationally recovered from a nasty fall to win the race at 2:22:58. Florence Kiplagat achieved third place while Priscah Jeptoo and Mary Keitany came in at eighth and ninth.

Those inspired by the extraordinary accomplishments of this year’s London Marathon runners can look ahead to the summer for the ultimate challenge; The Tusk Safaricom Marathon in Kenya. Taking place this year on 25th June 2016, the marathon is set in Northern Kenya’s beautiful and diverse Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and is one of Kenya’s biggest sporting events, previous participants include Pippa Middleton and Ben Fogle. Running through some of Kenya’s most amazing landscapes, the marathon and half-marathon combine an element of safari with both a physically and mentally challenging race. Now in its 17th year, the Tusk Safaricom Marathon not only targets professionals but also invites club runners, walkers and amateurs to take part. 

For further information on the Tusk Safaricom Marathon visit www.safaricommarathon.com