historical past used to be made the day past at the 5th variation of the Okpekpe 10 kilometre race as Ethiopian male athletes received the first, 2d and 0.33 positions, at the same time as they received the first value in the female class.
Leul Gabreselasie breast the ending line in a time of 29.28 to cart home the money price of $ 15,000, Jima Bekele returned in a time of 29.34 to get the $ 10,000 cash price while Dawit Sekado came third in a time of 32.22 to smile residence with the $ 7,000 money price.
The Ethiopians proved their mettle in the female category as the $ 15,000 for the primary position used to be gained with the aid of Almera Gebuhagos in a time of 33.59, Veronica Maina of Kenya returned in a time of 34.19 to move house with $ 10,000, whereas Alice Timbili obtained the $ 7,000 value through operating a time of 34.39.
within the Nigerian elite categories, Jigadi Monday came first in a time of 31.59, Emma Eyang was once second in 32.18 while Ismaila Sagjo used to be 1/3 in a time of 32.22.
within the feminine class, Deborah Pam came first with a time of 38.15, Elizabeth Nuhu used to be 2nd in 38.41, while Akusho coasted house with a time of 38.fifty five.
The winners within the elite cadre smiled dwelling with N250, 000 for the first position, N100, 000 for second, N80, 000 for the 0.33 placed finisher, while the fourth positioned received N70, 000.