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Okpekpe 10km Road Race registration opened

The race organisers of the 8th edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race, which is a World Athletics silver label, have officially opened the registration for the athletes who are intending to participate.

Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of the race, said: “Registration for the Okpekpe Race is not limited to online platforms and we are delighted to announce the two places where forms can be picked up physically and returned.

“Registration for the race commenced last month on our various online platforms and it is open to all categories of runners.

“The race is not only for professional athletes, who want to run for the prize monies on offer or to improve on their times for ranking purposes, it is also open to people who want to run for fun or for charity.”

Ethiopia’s Fikadu Admasu Dawit took the honors in the Men’s competition in 29:03 with Sheila Chelangat from Kenya taking the women title in a time of 33:13.

The race is set to be held on Saturday May 28th, 2022 in Okpekpe, Edo State, Nigeria. Some of the participating countries include Kenya, Ethiopia, United States, South Africa, China, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Tanzania.

PRIZE MONEY                                                                                                    

Position  28:35.00 min >28:35.00 min  32:41.00 min >32:41.00 min
1  20,000 US$  13,000 US$  20,000 US$  13,000 US$
2  13,000 US$  9,000 US$  13,000 US$  9,000 US$
3  9,000 US$  6,500 US$  9,000 US$  6,500 US$
4  6,500 US$  3,000 US$  6,500 US$  3,000 US$
5  3,000 US$  2,000 US$  3,000 US$  2,000 US$

Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes the African all-comers’ record at Ethiopian Great Run

The 2020 World half marathon bronze medallist champion, Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashed the African all-comers’ record at the Ethiopian Great Run 10km Race that was held on Sunday (23) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The 22 year-old who is the world second fastest half-marathon runner displayed one of the greatest performances ever experienced in this part of the world as she smashed the African all-comers’ record of 30:55 that had been set by Sheila Chelangat from Kenya in 2019.

Yehualaw defended her title as she broke the race course record by over one minute when she cut the tape in a time of 30:14 and she was followed closely by Girmawit Gebregziabiher who was forced to finish in second place twelve seconds later. Boki Diriba finished in third place in 27:24.



  1. Yalemzerf Yehualaw      (ETH) 30:14
  2. Girmawit Gebrzihair       (ETH) 30:26
  3. Melknat Wedu                 (ETH) 30:41
  4. Gete Alemayehu              (ETH) 31:03
  5. Bosena Mulate                 (ETH) 31:14