IAAF certify Okpekpe road race drug free

​The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have given the fourth IAAF bronze label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race held last May in Okpekpe, near Auchi, Edo State, a clean bill of health following the negative dope tests recorded at the one-day meeting.

Disclosing this in Lagos at the weekend, the race’s spokesman, Dare Esan, revealed that the result of the doping control carried out on the race day (May 7) has returned an all negative result.

“This is not only a good development for the sport, it is equally a big plus for the organisers of the race,’ said Esan.“In an era where doping is damaging the sports generally, a high profile race like the Okpekpe international 10km road race has restored some confidence in the sport of track and field,” Esan added.

Kenyan duo of Simon Cheprot and Polline Wanjiku emerged winners in the men and women categories respectively.

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