The Technical Director of the just-concluded Okpekpe 10km Road Race in Edo, Brown Ebewele, says this year’s edition, attracted no fewer than 1,140 athletes from across the globe.

Ebewele said the Silver label race would continue to have a global attraction as the organisers seek to improve on it.

He added that the only major area of concern in this year’s race, the 6thedition, was the disorderliness at the finishing point.

While commending the security agencies for a good work done before, during and after the race, he, however, noted that they did not do enough in the area of crowd control.

The 6th Okpekpe 10km Road Race took place on May 12, with athletes from East Africa dominating proceedings in the male and female categories of the annual event.

Alex Kibet from Kenya emerged tops in the male category with a returning time of 29.46 mins and the plum prize money of 20,000 dollars.

While Yami Dera-Dida of Ethiopia claimed the top spot in the female category with a returning time of 33.01mins to clinch the 20, 000 dollars prize money at stake.