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We are equipped for standard race now – Okpekpe organisers

Organisers of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have said they are now better equipped to stage a standard event when the fourth edition of…

Organisers of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have said they are now better equipped to stage a standard event when the fourth edition of the annual race holds on May 7, 2016 in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State.
The Okpekpe race organisers were among other IAAF label race organisers, athletes and IAAF president, Sebastian Coe and his team who gathered at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff last Friday for the first IAAF Road Running Seminar.
Held on the eve of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, the seminar was declared opened by IAAF president, Coe who harped on the need to make road running more visible, popular and appealing.
“We need to road test and we need to innovate to encourage more people to take up our sport. We have to be realistic: road running is the way that we connect in our sport,’ he said at the seminar.
The Nigerian delegation was led by Mike Itemuagbor, owner of Pamodzi Sports Marketing. Others in the four-man Nigerian delegation include president of Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, General Manager of Supersports Nigeria Felix Awogu and Zakari Amodu, the race director.

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