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64 | SPORT Entries for Lewa race restricted to ease logistics Marathon set for June aims to net Sh50m this year to support conservation efforts BY AYUMBA AYODI @ayumbayodi email@example.com edition to 1,200. Safaricom chief executive Bob O Collymore says the move is meant to ease organisation of the event while ensuring the environment at the Lewa Conservancy remains preserved. “I call on participants to register early enough,” Collymore said yesterday ahead of the June 28 race. Registration for the marathon that will be marking the 15th year since its inception started yesterday on online on Safaricom website and will close immediately the numbers required have been attained. Each athlete in both the full mar- athon (42km) and half marathon (21km) will part with 15,000 out of which Sh5,000 is entry fee while the rganisers of the Safaricom Lewa Marathon have restricted entries for this year’s rest is donation towards charity. Corporates will have at least 10 par- ticipants and entry fee of Sh150,000. Collymore said they intend to raise Sh50m for charity this year up from Sh36m realised last year. Each winner in men and women’s full and half marathons will pocket Sh150,000 in a prize. The top five athletes in each event will be awarded. “Our focus is not on the quality of the elite runners but the impact the race will leave from funds collected to help the communities and conserving the environment,” explained Collymore. “We encourage everyone to consider it a social event and not hard contest.” Community projects Collymore said they have raised over Sh356m over the years which has gone into several community projects, including education, health care, economical empowerment and wildlife conservation. Safaricom further unveiled a re- newed three-year deal for the event to a tune of ShSh1m. The money was handed over to the organisers who include Tusk Trust, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Safaricom target Tusk Trust chief executive officer Charlie Mayhew noted that one of the biggest challenges that the conservancy still faces is poaching. “This has put unprecedented pressure on resources,” Mayhew added. “We are working with the commu- We encourage everyone to consider it a social event and not a hard contest” Bob Collymore, Safaricom boss nities to ensure the vice is alleviated once and for all,” said Mayhew. Nyeri’s Philemon Baaru made history by becoming the first athlete to retain the senior men’s title last year, in 2:20:50, as Fridah Lodepa DAILY NATION Wednesday February 26, 2014 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Drogba meets former club as Chelsea tackle Galatasaray in last 16 first leg match tonight. P.67 ATHLETICS | Nyeri’s Baaru is the first athlete to defend senior men’s title since event’s inception Pistorius trial to be televised, SA judge rules Pretoria A South African judge has ruled that the trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius can be partially televised. Mr Pistorius (above) shot his girlfriend, the model and reality TV star Reeva Steenkamp, 29, over a year ago, and his murder trial begins next Monday. State prosecutors allege the killing was premeditated, but he claims he mistook her for an intruder. It will be the first time parts of a trial in South Africa are televised live. Judge Dunstan Mlambo at the court in Pretoria was asked to decide how much, if any, of the proceedings could be filmed and broadcast live. The application was brought by media groups MultiChoice, eNCA and Eyewitness News, reported Sapa news agency. Justice Mlambo said the entire audio of the trial could be broadcast live, and sections of the trial could be filmed and televised live. These included opening arguments, evidence of experts, police witnesses and closing arguments. The testimony of the accused and his witnesses were exempt, the judge said. FILE | NATION Philamon Baaru celebrates after defending the men’s 42km title during last year’s Safaricom Lewa Marathon at the Lewa Conservancy. Organisers have capped the number of entries at 1,200 this year. clinched the women’s honours in 2:48: 41 beating Regina Cherotich who breast the tape in 2:50:13. The Lewa Community Development has established six forestry programmes, giving 15,000 people access to clean water. At least 65 kilometers of roads, four government hospitals and three clinics have been rehabilitated in three counties. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has supported game scout operations to protect the conservancy’s 100 plus rhinos. It has provided solar water heaters to wildlife staff to reduce carbon footprint and provided drugs and equipment needed for resident vet. The education programme supports 10 primary and three secondary schools. Crawford’s long-range barrage lifts Clippers New Orleans Jamal Crawford drained seven of the Los Angeles Clippers’ 16 three-pointers on Monday as the Clippers wrapped up a three-game NBA road trip with a 123-110 NBA victory over New Orleans. One day after they knocked off the Western Conference-leading Thunder in Oklahoma City, the Clippers showed no sign of a let down against the Pelicans. Crawford scored 24 points, Blake Grif- FORMULA 1 Williams have hired Rob Smedley from Ferrari as part of an overhaul of the team’s engineering department. Rob will lead Williams’s race operations. His new role is head of vehicle performance. PREMIER LEAGUE 60 Points league leaders Chelsea have so far collected from 27 matches CRICKET Warner blames De Villiers after defeat by SA Australia batsman David Warner has questioned how South Africa worked on the ball to generate reverse swing in the second Test, pointing the finger at wicketkeeper AB de Villiers. Following an opening stand of 126 between Warner (66) and Chris Rogers (107), Australia lost all 10 second-innings wickets for 90 to lose the Port Elizabeth clash by 231 runs as no other batsman made more than six. Dale Steyn produced a hostile spell of reverse swing to take four for 55. fin (left) added 22 and Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan both notched doubledoubles — Paul contributing 19 points and 13 assists against his former team and Jordan scoring 14 points and pulling down 16 rebounds. Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 26 points and 11 rebounds but was hit with a costly technical foul late in New Orleans’ fourth straight defeat. Los Angeles connected on six threepointers in the second quarter as they stretched their lead to 61-53 at halftime. Crawford added two more from be- yond the arc early in the third period and Griffin’s 9-0 scoring run stretched the Clippers’ lead to 76-58 just four minutes into the quarter. New Orleans cut the deficit to 10 points with 7:39 left to play when Jeff Withey put back a Tyreke Evans miss. But Crawford answered with a three- pointer, and three free throws from Paul after Davis’ foul. (AFP) CYCLING Wiggins to compete at Commonwealths Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a week after finishing the Tour de France. The 33-year-old Englishman won Commonwealth silver medals at Kuala Lumpur 1998 and Manchester 2002. “It’s a nice thing to have within the UK,” Wiggins told Cycling News. “It’ll be nice to add that [gold] and it’s a couple of days after the Tour, so it’s just for the sake of carrying on for a few more days.” 29 Age of Reeva Steenkamp when she was shot dead more than a year ago Three cameras could be set up to be operated remotely - and no close-ups or recordings of private conversations were allowed, he said. Witnesses could apply in writing if they did not want to be on camera - and allowances could be made to have faces obscured or filmed from the back, he added. MultiChoice is planning 24-hour coverage of the trial on its own dedicated channel - the Oscar Pistorius Trial channel - due to begin broadcasting on Sunday. Defence lawyers had said it would prejudice proceedings. Justice Mlambo said the broadcast of a “celebrity” trial might go a long way to address misconceptions about justice system. However, he warned against a trial by media and said the court could be the only place where Mr Pistorius was tried. Ms Steenkamp, 29, was shot three times through the toilet door of Pistorius’ Pretoria home in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year. (BBC Sport) TENNIS Grand Slam recordholder Roger Federer began the second phase of what he hopes will be a revival of his fortunes by racing into the second round of the Dubai Open will some carefree and lively hitting.
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