2016 Okpekpe road race: It’s so emotional, my last as a sitting Governor – Oshiomhole

TWO Kenyans, Simon Cheprot and Polline Wanjiku Njeru have won this year’s Okpekpe 10 kilometres race in the male and female categories respectively.

They went home with $15,000 prize money each after finishing in a record time of 29min: 48sec and 33min: 53sec respectively. The silver medals went to Ismail Juma Ballet of Tanzania who finished in a record time of 29min: 50sec and Esther Ndiema of Kenya in 33min: 55sec with a prize money of $10,000 each.

The third position went to Timothy Toroitich of Uganda at 29min: 54sec; and Buzunesh Gutalshor of Ethiopia who finished in 33min: 58sec with a  prize money of $7,000 each. Read more “2016 Okpekpe road race: It’s so emotional, my last as a sitting Governor – Oshiomhole”

Okpekpe Road Race: Pam, Shehu emerge top Nigerian finishers

Adamu Shehu, with a time of 32.15 seconds, and Deborah Pam, with 38.18 seconds, were the first Nigerians to cross the finishing line in the fourth edition of the Okpekpe 10 kilometres held Saturday in Edo State, South-South Nigeria.

While Adamu is claiming his first in Okpekpe, Pam who hails from Jos, showed that she was the Queen of Road Racing in Nigeria as her triumph meant she won two editions of the Okpekpe race which last year became the first IAAF Bronze labelled race in West African.

Meanwhile, Kenyans’ dominance continued on Saturday at the fourth edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race as compatriots, Simon Cheprot and Wanjiku Njeru claimed the top prizes at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race. Read more “Okpekpe Road Race: Pam, Shehu emerge top Nigerian finishers”