IAAF Confirms Date For 2018 Okpekpe Road Race

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Updated January 3, 2018

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed that the 2018 Okpekpe International Road Race will hold on May 12th.

Okpekpe 10-km race has been listed by the IAAF as one of the 10 Silver Label races to hold in the first half of 2018.

The athletics body elevated the race to a Silver Label status after the Cape Town Marathon in South Africa, which was upgraded to a Gold Label status.

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The 2017 Edition of the race saw Ethiopia’s Leul Gabriesialse and Gabru Azemra win the men and women categories.

The Okpekpe road race is the first and only road race in Nigeria that has been granted full membership of Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).