Ethiopia’s Leul Gabriesialse and Gabru Azemra, yesterday, won the men and females’ categories of this year’s 10 kilometres Okpekpe Road Race, which took place at Etsako East Local Council of Edo State.
In the men’s category, Gabriesialse won with a time of 29 minutes 28 seconds. Coming in second and third positions were also Ethiopians, Dawit Fikadi and Derelict Reta, in 29 minutes 34 seconds and 32 minutes 23 seconds respectively.
In the female cadre, Kenya’s Veronicah Maina finished second, while Ethiopia’s Haven Haiu came third. For their efforts, both Gabriesialse, Azemra won cash prizes of $15,000, as $10,000, and $7,000 were awarded to the first runners up and second runners up respectively in both the male and female categories.