Semenyo ready to stop history-seeking Haji as Okpekpe race holds Saturday


Daniel Simiu Semenyo says he is in good shape to challenge for the men’s title in his debut at the Okpekpe international 10km road race which holds this Saturday in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government area of Edo state.                                           

The Kenyan is one of the top international elite athletes who will battle it out to be crowned the 2023 Okpekpe race champions.            

Semenyo, the fourteenth fastest man ever over the distance won the 10,000m at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi, Kenya 12 days ago.          

He ran 59.52 to win the Istanbul half marathon two weeks earlier.                              

‘I feel good and ready to run a good race here. This is my first time here in Nigeria and Okpekpe,’ said Semenyo who revealed he will attempt to break the 28.35 course record set in 2014. 

‘I ran 28:09 in Nairobi just over a week ago to prepare for this race. I think I can run faster than 28.35.’          

If Semenyo…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper