Alex Korio Olotptip (29:20) And Angela Tanui (33:34) Win $25,000 At Okpekpe Road 10K In Nigeria

The times were slow in the hot weather, but the competition was fierce with big money on the line. Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase lost by 2-seconds in the men’s race, costing him $10,000 in prize money. *IAAF Recap

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Race Results Weekly
May 18, 2015

Okpekpe Road Race (3rd)
( IAAF Bronze Label Road Race)
Okpekpe, Edo State, NGR; Saturday, May 16
Distance: 10 km; IAAF-certified, point-to-point course “over hills and sandy paths”
Finishers: Unknown
Course Records: Men, 28:35, Teshome Mekonen Asafah (ETH), 2014; Women, 32:41, Wude Ayalew (ETH), 2014
Prize Money: Indicated in USD; see details below
Weather: Very hot
NOTE: There was big prize money here, but the hot weather made running fast difficult –Ed.

MEN –
1. Alex Korio Olotptip, KEN      29:20 USD 25,000
2. Leul Gebresilase, ETH         29:22     15,000
3. Amos Mitei, KEN               29:24     10,000
4. Willson Too Kiprono, KEN      29:27      8,000
5. Mathew Kisorio, KEN           29:33      6,000
6. Joseph Kitur, KEN             29:49      4,000
7. Cornelius Kipruto, KEN        30:10      2,000
8. Vitayn Hailu, ERI             30:16      1,000
9. Dawit Fikadu, ETH             30:18
10. Victor Chumo, ETH             n/t
11. Benard Katui, KEN             30:49
12. Jacob Kendgor, KEN            30:54

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WOMEN –
1. Angela Tanui, KEN             33:34 USD 25,000
2. Purity Rionoripo, KEN         33:52     15,000
3. Mary Wacera, KEN              34:31     10,000
4. Gudeta Buzuneah, ETH          34:54      8,000
5. Ganet Yalew, ETH              35:05      6,000
6. Ednah Kimaiyo, KEN            35:36      4,000
7. Etalundhun Zekke, ETH         35:39      2,000
8. Pauline Wangui, KEN           36:10      1,000
9. Alice Kamunya, KEN            36:33
10. Bidada Bekelechi, ETH         38:07

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