Pingua Vows To Come Back And Break Okpekpe Race Course Record After Winning At 10th Edition

Edward Zakayo Pingua has revealed why he failed to break the 28:28 Okpekpe International 10km Road Race course record set last year by Daniel Simiu Ebenyo and vows to come back next year stronger to attack the record.

The Kenyan, who came into the 10th edition of the race as the favourite to not only win but also attempt to break the course record after running 27:49 in January in Ibiza, Spain could only run 29:31 to claim the title.

Pingua revealed he was not pushed hard enough by his opponents, especially the Ethiopian, Haftamu Gebresilase, the only other athlete to have broken 28 minutes over the 10km road distance before the race.

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“I was not pushed hard by those I competed against. The course is also very hard, especially towards the end,” said the Kenyan

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