Muss Mustafa, a 31 year old prison officer from Uganda, won the National Open Marathon race held in Kenya last week (21 December).
GV Giraffe running across country
MS Group of athletes
CU Doctor checking athlete
MV Doctor takes athlete's blood pressure
CU Coach giving instructions
GV Start of race and runners past
MV Runners along road
CU Musa Mustafa running along road
CU P. Ndoo running
CU Joe Kingabi running
CU Mustafa along road and wipes sweat off face
CU P. Ndoo gets refreshment while running
MS Mustafa enters arena and crosses finish (2 shots)
Ndoo enters ground
CU Mustafa with photographer
MS Ndoo crosses line
CU Officials with stop-watches
MS Joe Nzan crosses line
CU PAN Mustafa on podium
28 Athletes took part in the Kenya Marathon Championship which started at 8.30 a.m. Tala Market near Nairobi. All were from Kenya except two from Uganda and one European from Nairobi. The Ugandan won (Musa Mustafa) in 2hrs. 36min 53.0 sec.
Few shot of the Giraffe running near the road side where t he Marathon took place, GV of Lt. Col. Dr. Waruru, shot of Dr. with Philip Ndoo(a Kenyan athlete), Cu of Ndoo, Dr. with the only Euorpean Kevin Lillis(the former E.A. Captain of football), CU of Lillis, CU of the official Kenyan started Hussein Ali, shot of the start and one shot of the athletes from the car.
Shot of John Kirimiti leading the ???tes ??? with him Thomas Maweu (4) shot of P.Ndoo (I), and then rest of the film on Ndoo I was told that he was going to win.
Shot of the last years winner Joe Kingabi (21), two shot of P.Ndoo (I), few more shots of the last years winner Joe (Kingabi)., and the rest of the film of Uganda winner of the race Musa Mustafa (27) in red shirt.
Uganda athlete coming into the City Stadium where the race finished, another shot of him CU, second place Ndoo at the Stadium coming in and few other shots plus CU, and the third man coming into the stadium and one Cu, last shot of the winner been presented his prize by t he Chairman of the KenyaAAA C. Mokora.
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Background: Muss Mustafa, a 31 year old prison officer from Uganda, won the National Open Marathon race held in Kenya last week (21 December).
He covered the 26 miles (40 kms) in two hours 36 minutes and 53 seconds.
The race was two hours late starting. Race observers said that if the athletes hadn't had to wait around in the hot sun for this time most could have improved their times by at least 15 minutes.
Former international marathon runner, Philip Ndoo of Kenya came in second in two hours 39 minutes 42 seconds. The performance made him Kenya's new marathon champion and he is now favoured to represent Kenya in Montreal at next year's Olympic games.
Third home was Joseph Nzau of Kenya in two hours 45 minutes 10 seconds.
Perhaps the most disappointed runner of the day w as defending champion, Joseph Kingabi. After a fast start he gradually fell behind, then has to pull out of t he race all together with muscle cramp three miles (5 kms) from the finish.
Twenty-eight athletes took part in the race -- 25 of them Kenyans. There were tow Ugandans and one European.
SYNOPSIS: Kenya where twenty-eight athletes--including two Ugandans and a European--took part in the country's Open Marathon race which was held on twenty first of December.
Before they started, all the entrants were given a thorough medical check by a doctor.
The race was two hours late starting. This meant the runners were standing around in the sun and race observers believe that this--combined with Nairobi's five thousand feet altitude situation could have put at least fifteen minutes on the times the runners eventually clocked in at.
Showing good form right from the start was Uganda's, Musa Mustafa. He was followed closely by Kenya's Philip Ndoo -- tipped to win the race.
Also well out in front early in the race was Joe Kingabi, last year's winner.
The twenty-six mile race was made even more gruelling as the scorching sun climbed high into the sky, and as the athletes clocked up the miles the st rain began to t ell on even the toughest.
But when the leaders arrived at the Nairobi City stadium, the diminutive Olympian runner -- Musa Mustafa -- was still in the lead.
No one was going to catch the thirty one year old prison officer and he crossed the line at two hours thirty six minutes and fifty three seconds.
Close on his heels was the Kenyan favourite, Philip Ndoo.
Ndoo, a former international marathon runner, clocked in at two hours thirty nine minutes forty two seconds. This made him Kenya's champion marathon runner and a firm favourite to represent his country at next year's Montreal Olympics. Joe Nzan came in third.
The race was close and it could well be that these talented African runners could be vying against each other against each other again next year -- but for gold medals in the international arena.