Former world junior champion Sandrafelis Chebet will be the star to watch at the 8th edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race that will be held on Saturday May 28, 2022 in Okpekpe, Edo state, Nigeria.
The 24 year-old goes to this race with a personal best of 30:45 that she got last year at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja, where she won the bronze medal.
Chebet will battle for honors with former World U18 and African Youth Champion in 3,000m, Abersh Minsewo from Ethiopia. Minsewo comes to this race with the second fastest time on paper of 30:58 that she got last year at the 10km de Lille where she took the honors.
Another title contender is Addisie Mislenew from Ethiopia who also comes with a personal best of 31.49 that she got last year at La Route du Louvre, where she took the silver medal.
Zack Amodu the race director, is confident that a new course record will be set come May 28 in Okpekpe. “The quality of elite runners for this year’s race is the best so far and this is easy to understand. The new elite road race requirements in place since last November make it mandatory for a World Athletics Elite label race to have at least five female athletes who have run under the 33:07.”
The winner will pocket a cool $20,000.