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Okpekpe Race will be bigger, better this year, organisers promise


The Okpekpe International Road Race

The director of organisation for the sixth Okpekpe international 10km road race, Zack Amodu has revealed plans to make this year’s event bigger and better organised in strict accordance with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) competition rules.

The race has been elevated by the IAAF to a silver label status, the first in West Africa and Amodu is confident the organisers will give Nigerians and the watching world another world class event.

“We have the experience and the trust by the IAAF that we can deliver a world class race come May 12 in Okpekpe. Right from the inaugural edition of the race we have proved to be up to the task as far as the technical organisation of the race is concerned and this was recognised by the IAAF who granted us a bronze label status.

“We also proved we can organise a label event without supervision and the result is the elevation to a silver label status,” he said.

Amodu is aware the scope of this year’s race is slightly different from what organisers are used to but he has assured of another hitch-free technical and administrative organisation of the sixth Okpekpe race.

“It is going to be bigger this year than we have ever had. The number of countries coming for the race will be more than we used to have… the number of doping control will also be bigger as well.

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