Bahrain’s Fikadu Dawit has emerged winner of the men’s event of the IAAF silver label 7th Okpekpe 10Km International Road Race in Edo State, reports Completesports.com.
Dawit finished with a time of 28.48 minutes and was followed closely in second place by Ethiopia’s Berehanu Tsegu who recorded a time of 28.49 minutes.
Kenya’s John Lotiang came third with a time of 29.02 minutes.
Interesting no Nigerian athlete made the top ten finish but there were five Kenyans.
Leonard Barsoton finished sixth with a time of 29.22 while in seventh place was Malel Sitonik who recorded a time of 39.47.
In eight position was Joshua Naker (29.54), Mattew Samperu (29.57) and Erick Kiptoo completed the top ten with a time of (30.13).
In the women’s race, Kenya’s Shela Chelangat emerged winner with a time of 32.59 minutes.
Her compatriot, Tuitoek Jepchirchir came second with a time of 33.03 minutes while Kasegh Asefa from Ethiopia was third with a time of 33.17.
The next 8th Okpekpe International 10km Road Race is expected to be accorded IAAF gold label status after the seventh edition was organised with that standard.
By Johnny Edward