Prize money outlay for the fifth edition of the race

Organisers of the annual International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10km road race have announced the prize money outlay for the fifth edition of the race which holds this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi,Edo state.

 Spokesman for the race,Dare Esan revealed that a total of $92,000 in prize money will be paid to the top eight finishers in the men and women’s race with the winner in each gender category going home with $15,000 while $10,000 and $7,000 respectively will go to the second and third placed finishers.

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Cheprot Seeks to Make History at Okpekpe

Kenya’s Simon Cheprot will be hoping to make history as the first man to successfully defend the men’s title when the fifth edition of the IAAF Bronze Label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race gets underway next weekend in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State.

Last year, Cheprot won the men’s title in 29:48 seconds to become the third Kenyan to win the men’s title in four editions. Read more “Cheprot Seeks to Make History at Okpekpe”

Eight Countries Confirm for 5th Okpekpe Road Race

Elite athletes from as many as eight countries will participate in next weekend’s fifth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in Okpekpe, Etsakor East Local Government Area of Edo State.
According to Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, the countries who have confirmed their participation include; Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Morocco, Turkey, Burundi  and of course the host nation, Nigeria.

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Full Doping Control at 5th Okpekpe Road Race

Organisers of the Fifth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have promised that there will be full doping control during the race scheduled to hold in a fortnight at Okpekpe, Edo State.

Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, revealed on Tuesday that provisions have been made for a full doping control for the event which the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has classified as the only international competition/road race in Nigeria in 2017.
“All tests shall be conducted in accordance with the IAAF anti-doping regulations. There will be mandatory and requested tests. Read more “Full Doping Control at 5th Okpekpe Road Race”