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RESULTS: Ethiopians sweep 2017 Okpekpe 10km Road Race

By YSMedia on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 6:31pm

Ethiopian trio of Luel Gebrasilasis (29:28), Jima Bekele (29:34),  and Dawit Fikadu (32:22) made a clean sweep in the male category of the 5th edition of the Okpekpe 10km road race - an IAAF Bronze Label Race -  in Edo State, Nigeria on Saturday 13 May.

Gebru Azemra ran 33:59 to win the women’s race with Kenyans Veronica Maina (34:19) and Alice Timbili (34:39) taking the second and third positions to complete an East African clean sweep.

The top three finishers got $15,000, $10,000 and $7,000 in both the male and female categories.

Whilst the Nigerian men failed in their bid to make the top eight, Deborah Pam of the Civil Defence clocked 38:15 to finish in 7th place overall to qualify for $2,000 prize as well as the N250,000 on offer in the Nigerian category.

Nasarawa State athlete, Elizabeth Nuhu finished in 38:41 to place 8th and qualify for $1,500 and N100,000. Plateau State's Rose Akushio (38:55) finished as the third Nigerian in the women's race, but only qualified for the local category prize money as she came 9th overall.



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