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Ethiopians dominate 2011 Obudu Mountain Race

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Ethiopian male runners on Monday made a clean sweep of medals and top cash prizes at the 7th edition of the Obudu International Mountain Race.
For the third year running, Ethiopia has won the gold, but this time it was through 22 year old Mesfin Hunegnaewai who brushed aside the challenge of 50 other male runners and crossed the finishing line in a record time of 41.50.

His compatriots Atsedy Tsegay and Azmeraw Beke came second and third to win silver and bronze with the time of 42.12 minutes and 42.30 minutes respectively.
In the female category the Ethiopians also dominated winning the gold and silver while Kenya won the bronze.
For this category, it was 18 years old Yalew Genet of Ethiopia who came first after outrunning 34 others to win the gold with the time of 48.45 minutes while Ayelewu Wuda Yimer also of Ethiopia placed second to win the silver by returning a time of 49.10 minutes to beat Margaret Wangari of Kenya who placed third to win the bronze.

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Culled from Vanguardngr.com

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