10th Okpekpe 10km Road Race: Organisers To Reward Athletes Who Break Course And African Records

With 14 days to the 10th edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in Okpekpe, Edo State, South South of Nigeria, organisers of the historic race say athletes who break the Course and African/World records at the event will receive bonus awards of $2,000 and $5,000 respectively in addition to the race awards of between $15,000 and $2,000 for the first five finishers respectively.

The top winners at the Okpekpe Race, men and women, can make a total of $22,000 each if they break the official course and African (World) records (subject to ratification under World Athletics rules). This will be made up of the prize money of $15,000 and $2,000 for breaking the course record and $5,000 for breaking the African/World record.

The Okpekpe Race 10km course record stands at 28 minutes and 28 seconds (28:28) for men set last year by Daniel Simiu Ebenyo and 32 minutes,

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