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Sports Rono Philemon and Yalew Ganet to compete at the Obudu Mountain Race

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The tenth edition of the Obudu international Mountain race will take place on November 8 in Cross River State, Nigeria.

Last year's champions in both categories: Kenya’s Rono Philemon(Men) and Ethiopia’s Yalew Ganet (Women) have already confirmed their participation for this year's edition, lightning up the expectations in the events.

The event which will staged in the hills of Obudu Cattle Resort, will see top mountain runners contesting for the top prizes of the tourney.

Only Ethiopian duo of Habtamu Fikadu (2007 and 2009) and Abebe Dinkesa (2008,2010 and 2012) have been able to win the event on more than one occasion in the men's category, the latter has been more successful in it.

Last year's defending champion, Philemon will be hoping to join his Ethiopian counterparts in winning it more than once, but he will be facing stiff competition from the like of Dinkesa.

In the women's category, Ganet will be looking at making three wins at the bounce, after becoming the first woman to win the women’s title twice.

Winners of the individual titles will be rewarded with a mouthwatering $50,000 prize-money.

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