By: Lee Yu-cheng and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) Kenyan runners won both the men’s and women’s
marathon events of the 2015 Taipei Marathon Sunday, earning them each a cash prize of NT$800,000 (US$24,360).
William Chebon Chebor took first place in the men’s event with a time of two hours, 16 minutes and 15 seconds, while his compatriot, Nancy Joan Rotich, finished first in the women’s event at 2:36:42.
The cash prizes they received could have been even higher — NT$1.8 million each — if they had set a new race record, according to the organizers.
A total of 27,000 people participated in the annual urban marathon, which is made up of three different events — a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 10 kilometer run. [FULL STORY]