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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.

This was the inaugural running of the half-marathon. Results will be available soon.