By By Jonathan Ugbal/Oqua Etim
Hillary Kipkorir Kemboi has won this year’s edition of the Obudu International Mountain Race, OIMR.
The Kenyan national finished the race in a time of one hour, two minutes and three-four seconds to cart home the star prize
of fifty thousand U.S dollars.
Abebe Dinkesa from Ethiopia came second with a time of one hour, three minutes and zero-nine seconds while Philip Kiplimo of Uganda finished third.
In the women’s category, Genet Yalew of Ethiopia successfully defended the title she won last year in one hour, one minute and twenty seconds with Stella Chessang, also an Ethiopian taking second while Yeeshaneh Ababel another Ethiopian finished third to complete a an Ethiopian triumvirate.
In the male’s category of the Sixth Edition of the African Nations Mountain Running Championship, ANMRC team Uganda won the first position, team Eritrea came second while team Kenya finished third.
In the women’s category, team Uganda came first, team Kenya came second with team Nigeria finishing third.
At the end of the race, prizes were presented to the various categories of winners by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Efiok Cobham who represented Governor Liyel Imoke.
A total of fifty six athletes from Kenya, Uganda, Eritrea, Cameroun and Nigeria took part in this year’s edition of the mountain race which marked the 10th anniversary of the event.
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