Organisers of the fifth edition of the Okpekpe International 10km road race say they are ready to organise a bigger and better event this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state.
Race director of organisation Zakari Amodu says the first and only IAAF bronze label race in Nigeria will live up to its billing as one of the prestigious road races in the world.
“Everything is set for a good race on Saturday,” begins Amodu.
Continuing, Amodu said: “We have covered all grounds necessary for a good race that will help us in our push to be a silver label race come next year.We have the required number of nations and elite athletes to fulfil the requirements for a bronze label race.We have all the materials we wanted for effective doping control including a doping station at the finish area in Okpekpe.”
“The IAAF has set requirements for us to follow as a bronze label event and I can tell you we have met all the requirements and have even moved several steps higher. What we are waiting for, is just for the race day to be here so that we put into practice all we have been doing in terms of keeping to the requirements.”