DEAFLYMPICS CHAMPIONS, BERYL AND DAVID WAMIRA FOR THE SAFARICOM JARAMOGI OGINGA ODINGA ROAD RACE

September 5, 2013… This year's 200 metres Deaflympics gold medallist Beryl Wamira and her brother David Wamira who won bronze in the same competition will make an appearance at this Saturday's Safaricom Athletics Series -Jaramogi Oginga Road Race, in Bondo. 

Beryl and her brother who were launched into the athletics world in previous Safaricom Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Road Races will participate in this year's event as part of a push by organisers to popularise athletics in the region. 

More than 500 people are expected to participate in this year's event, which is the first of the road races under the Safaricom Athletics Series - Road Race and Cross Country Jackpot Edition. The lakeside event will also feature junior races targeting students and an 8 kilometre cross-country race and a 2 kilometre veterans' race. 

The headline event, the 15 kilometre road race, will be flagged off at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University with athletes running through Bondo Town to Nyamira Village and back. 

Defending champions Elijah Tirop and Mildred Chebosis who featured in the 15km senior men and women race last year will defend their titles with an eye on the top prize and jackpot. "Nyanza region is known for its passion for football and more recently; rugby, but we know that it has a lot of latent potential in athletics. We are looking up to Beryl and David who have also overcome disability, to act as role medals and inspire others to take to athletics," said Athletics Kenya Secretary for Nyanza North, Thomas Ongwacho. 

The winners of the road race will win Kshs.50,000 and stand a chance to win a further Kshs.200,000 in the jackpot should they record the fastest average speed in three other road races in the series. 

"We are proud to be part of this wider move to entrench athletics in this region as well as other parts of the country. We believe that sports and particularly athletics, has consistently been a source of national pride and positions the country very positively," said Safaricom's Sponsorship Coordinator Angeline Sonje. 

The event comes two weeks after the Safaricom Mombasa International Marathon which was won by Uganda's Solomon Mutai and Eldoret-based Sally Lagat in the men's and women's categories respectively. The Coastal event was the first Jackpot event under the Safaricom Athletics Series. The Bondo Race is the second. 

September 5, 2013… This year's 200 metres Deaflympics gold medallist Beryl Wamira and her brother David Wamira who won bronze in the same competition will make an appearance at this Saturday's Safaricom Athletics Series -Jaramogi Oginga Road Race, in Bondo. 

Beryl and her brother who were launched into the athletics world in previous Safaricom Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Road Races will participate in this year's event as part of a push by organisers to popularise athletics in the region. 

More than 500 people are expected to participate in this year's event, which is the first of the road races under the Safaricom Athletics Series - Road Race and Cross Country Jackpot Edition. The lakeside event will also feature junior races targeting students and an 8 kilometre cross-country race and a 2 kilometre veterans' race. 

The headline event, the 15 kilometre road race, will be flagged off at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University with athletes running through Bondo Town to Nyamira Village and back. 

Defending champions Elijah Tirop and Mildred Chebosis who featured in the 15km senior men and women race last year will defend their titles with an eye on the top prize and jackpot. "Nyanza region is known for its passion for football and more recently; rugby, but we know that it has a lot of latent potential in athletics. We are looking up to Beryl and David who have also overcome disability, to act as role medals and inspire others to take to athletics," said Athletics Kenya Secretary for Nyanza North, Thomas Ongwacho. 

The winners of the road race will win Kshs.50,000 and stand a chance to win a further Kshs.200,000 in the jackpot should they record the fastest average speed in three other road races in the series. 

"We are proud to be part of this wider move to entrench athletics in this region as well as other parts of the country. We believe that sports and particularly athletics, has consistently been a source of national pride and positions the country very positively," said Safaricom's Sponsorship Coordinator Angeline Sonje. 

The event comes two weeks after the Safaricom Mombasa International Marathon which was won by Uganda's Solomon Mutai and Eldoret-based Sally Lagat in the men's and women's categories respectively. The Coastal event was the first Jackpot event under the Safaricom Athletics Series. The Bondo Race is the second. 

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