THE 2013 SAFARICOM MARATHON
The 14th Safaricom Marathon took place on Saturday June 29th, 2013 on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The event was a huge success drawing 1,200 participants from all over the world excited to raise funds for conservation and community development in this unique, challenging but rewarding run!
Here are the results of the race:
- Safaricom Marathon
- Safaricom Half-Marathon (individuals)
- Safaricom Half-Marathon (teams)
- Community Teams
The Safaricom Marathon is regarded as one of the toughest marathons in the world. However, runners of all abilities take part, from fun runners, walkers and amateurs, to professionals like Paul Tergat the Kenyan international and former world record holder.
The course is a 21km loop run on dirt roads over an undulating route through the conservancy. The full marathon is run over two loops of the course and the half marathon over one loop. The course lies at an average altitude of 5,500 ft. Emergency medical support will be provided by AMREF, the flying doctors. A helicopter is on standby to carry out emergency medical evacuations from the course. A recovery tent is situated at the finish and will manned by medics from the Nairobi Equator Hospital, Red Cross and Nanyuki Cottage Hospital. Basic first aid is available at all water stations which are situated every 2.5km along the course.