Nigeria rave of the moment in long distance race, Aderonke Olumudi, on Sunday in a telephone conversation with our correspondent confirmed her readiness to partake at the third edition of the annual Okpekpe 10km Road Race.
The Kogi-born athlete has been in a rich vein of form since moving to the United States of America, she recently won the 10km Women’s category
of the third GE Irving Marathon race.
Olumudi, had earlier won women’s silver and bronze medals at the March 14 fifth Longview Marathon and the 21st March 13th Bearathon Marathon races both in US respectively.
“I am ready to race at the Okpekpe,” she said. “I was at the first edition of the competition, and I am ready to be the first Nigeria to win the race.
“My target for now will be to perform well at the Lake Minneola Half Marathon billed for April 25, and hopefully take the form to Nigeria for the Okpekpe race.”
The Okpekpe 10km road race is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, a leader in sports marketing,
sponsorship, hospitality and Rights Acquisition business in Nigeria in conjunction with the AFN and Edo state government.
The previous editions of the race were dominated by East Africans with Kenya’s with Nigeria athletes yet to finish top five of the race.