Again, Kenyans, Ethiopians Come Tops in The 9th Obudu International Mountain Race

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by crossriverwatch admin

Rono Philemon
Rono Philemon

In keeping with its impressive record at the world’s most prestigious mountain race, a Kenyan, Rono Philemon displaced to second place, Abebe Dinkesa, the Ethiopian who won the 2012 Obudu International Mountain Race while Ugandan Geofrey Kusuru came third.

Rono Philemon won the 11 kilometre race in 1 hour, 43 seconds, Abebe Dinkesa braced the tape at a time of 1 hour, 57 seconds while third place winner, Godfrey Rono touched the finish line at the time of I hour, 2 minutes and 27 seconds.

The Ethiopians swept the female race, with twenty two year old Jenet Yellew making the distance at the time of 58 minutes, fifty five seconds, Selem Ahere came second with a time of fifty nine minutes, forty eight seconds and Berha Afere coming third at the time of one hour, two seconds.

The First Nigerian male to brace the tape was Cletus Eyo while the first Nigerian female to brace the tape was Deborah Pam from Plateau State to cart home the, 2,000 USD price each respectively, the top prize money earmarked for the first male and female Nigerians to brace the tape.

The first prizes for both male and female athletes are the sum of 50,000 USD dollars, 20,000 USD for the second place winners and 9,000 USD for third place winners.

For the second year running, the race track was moved from the tarred road to rough terrain which stretches through streams, rocky slopes and mountainous stretches.

Senator Liyel Imoke, the Cross River State governor who graced the race personally presented the prizes to the winners in a colorful ceremony at the Ranch Resort.

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