Praia, Aug 28 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verdean international runner Samuel Freire did not finish the final of the 10.000th race of the 12th African Games on Tuesday in Rabat (Morocco) and dictated the victory of the Ethiopian Tsegu Berehanu Wendemu.
According to the race organization, Samuel Freire failed, as well as a competitor from Sierra Leone and two Kenyan runners, and in the total of 21 runners, two runners, namely one from Djibouti and another from Sierra Leone, did not even start the competition. Of the 19 athletes who started the race, only 15 cut the goal.
Ethiopian Tsegu Berehanu Wendemu (gold medalist), 27:56:81, shared the podium with Teklu SAron of Eritrea, silver medalist 27:56:59, while Mekonnem Jemale Yimer, also from Ethiopia, took the bronze medal, cutting the finish line in third place with the mark of 27: 59.02 minutes.
Cabo Verdean athletics is back in action this Wednesday, as athlete Jordin Andrade will compete in the 400 meters hurdles.