SAFARICOM AWARDS BAHAMAS TEAM

Thursday 12th June 2014… Leading integrated communications provider Safaricom has today awarded KES. 5.6 million to the winning teams of the just concluded inaugural World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas in which Kenya placed 3rd behind the United States and Jamaica.

This was in fulfilment of the promise that was made by the Telco to the athletes during a luncheon held before the team left the country for the championships.  

The men’s team led by world champion Asbel Kiprop received KES 2 Million for winning the 4x1500m and for lowering the world record by more than 14 seconds to 14:22.22.

The women’s team comprising Hellen Obiri, Faith Kipyegon, Mercy Cherono and Irene Chelagat also received Kshs. 2 Million for coming first and setting a new record of 16:33.58 in the 4x1500m event.

The men’s 4 x 800m team pocketed KES 1 million for taking first place while their female counterparts led by Eunice Sum received KES 600,000 for coming second.

“The performance of the Kenyan team in the Bahamas has stamped Kenya’s authority in the track proving that with proper investment, this country can produce outstanding athletes in who can participate in any event. I would therefore like to reinforce our commitment towards investing in the sprints so that we can diversify our medal hunt,” said Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore noted.

Safaricom had promised to give each of the winning teams a cash prize of Kshs.1 million for every Gold won, KES 600,000 for Silver and Ksh 400,000 for Bronze.  The Telco had also promised an additional Kshs 1million for any world record to be broken during the event.

Kenya finished third overall with 35 points behind USA which topped the standings with 60 points and Jamaica in second place with 41 points.

Thursday 12th June 2014… Leading integrated communications provider Safaricom has today awarded KES. 5.6 million to the winning teams of the just concluded inaugural World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas in which Kenya placed 3rd behind the United States and Jamaica.

This was in fulfilment of the promise that was made by the Telco to the athletes during a luncheon held before the team left the country for the championships.  

The men’s team led by world champion Asbel Kiprop received KES 2 Million for winning the 4x1500m and for lowering the world record by more than 14 seconds to 14:22.22.

The women’s team comprising Hellen Obiri, Faith Kipyegon, Mercy Cherono and Irene Chelagat also received Kshs. 2 Million for coming first and setting a new record of 16:33.58 in the 4x1500m event.

The men’s 4 x 800m team pocketed KES 1 million for taking first place while their female counterparts led by Eunice Sum received KES 600,000 for coming second.

“The performance of the Kenyan team in the Bahamas has stamped Kenya’s authority in the track proving that with proper investment, this country can produce outstanding athletes in who can participate in any event. I would therefore like to reinforce our commitment towards investing in the sprints so that we can diversify our medal hunt,” said Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore noted.

Safaricom had promised to give each of the winning teams a cash prize of Kshs.1 million for every Gold won, KES 600,000 for Silver and Ksh 400,000 for Bronze.  The Telco had also promised an additional Kshs 1million for any world record to be broken during the event.

Kenya finished third overall with 35 points behind USA which topped the standings with 60 points and Jamaica in second place with 41 points.

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