Okpekpe Race Organiser Dedicates Race Pioneer Award To Obaseki


Organiser of the historic Okpekpe international 10km road race, Mike Itemuagbor, has dedicated his award as the pioneer of world acclaimed road races in Nigeria to the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.

Itemuagbor’s effort at organising the first World Athletics label road race in West Africa was recognised at the SportsVille awards on Sunday.


According to the organiser, Itemuagbor was honoured because “the Okpekpe 10km road race which you pioneered has not only succeeded in changing the face of road races in the country but has also put Nigeria in the world map of countries with internationally accredited road races.”

In his acceptance speech, Itemuagbor says the race would not have become the first World Athletics label road race in Nigeria nay West Africa without the huge role played by the people and government of Edo state led by the Governor, Godwin Obaseki.


“Without the road infrastructure in Okpekpe this would not have been possible to organise and huge…

Source: Complete Sports