Due to conflicting events, the Nairobi City Marathon has been postponed from May 21 to July 2 this year.
Race Director Ibrahim Hussein cited the fact that two high-profile spring marathons are happening at the same time.
Registration fees will be refunded to those who cannot make the new date.
The Ottawa Marathon and Rabat Diamond League meet as well as several other track meets are taking place on May 27 and May 28.
“We thought it wise to make the move so as to attract some of these top athletes,” said Hussein during the press conference at Moi International Sports Centre.
BREAKING NEWS!— NAIROBI CITY MARATHON (@NBOcitymarathon) May 11, 2023
Nairobi City Marathon, one of the most high-profile events on the Kenyan athletics and sporting calendar, has been postponed to July 2nd, 2023. The event was earlier scheduled to take place on May 21st. pic.twitter.com/a8HKJ7nYQd
The inaugural race in 2022 had 10,000 participants. This year, so far, there were just 2500 registered.
Brimin Misoi ran a 2:08:30 for the men’s win, while Agnes Barsosio took the women’s in 2:24:45.