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Kenyan, Hosea Kiplimo, won the Ijebu Heritage Half-Marathon in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria on Saturday. He won in the time of 1:02:36 and earned $10,000 for his efforts.
Fellow Kenyan, Rhonzas Kilimo, finished second with the time of 1:02:57 earning $7,000. For the medal sweep for Kenya, Timothy Ronoh, took third clocking a 1:02:59 performance. The third prize is $3000.
In the women’s race, Kenyan Sandra Chebet, won in the time of 1:10:42, while Ethiopians Gebaynesh Ayele and Beyenu Degefa were second and third in 1:10:52 and 1:11:02, respectively.
Much to everyone’s surprise though was 11-year-old, Abigael Ogunbowale, who completed the race and earned N250,000 or approximately $607 USD.
FLASH!— Fisayo Dairo (@FisayoDairo) July 17, 2021
Kenyan marathoner Hosea Chirchir Kiplimo has won the 21km race at #AirtelIjebuHHM.
He won in a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 36 seconds to beat compatriots Rhonzas Lokitam Killima and Timothy Ronoh to 2nd & 3rd.
Kiplimo claims the $10,000 prize.#NilayoCares #IjebuRuns pic.twitter.com/KqoAsHcGpf
This was the inaugural running of the half-marathon. Results will be available soon.