In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications and Media, Lagos City Marathon, Alli said his purported ambition to contest to be a board member of AFN and vie for the federation presidency is the imagination of mischief-makers.
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Second position for the women is Celestine Jepchirchir of Kenya, while in third place is Desta Muluneh of Ethiopia.
Organisers have assured all the ingredients that have made the Lagos City Marathon a sought after race by elite runners across the world, runners representatives, thousands of fun runners are in place.
According to an official statement released by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communication and Media for the Lagos City Marathon, over 95 per cent of the elite runners have already arrived in Lagos, while a few others are scheduled to jet in early Thursday.
Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications and Media for the Lagos City Marathon. explained that the decision is in strict compliance with laid down rules by the Federal and State Ministries of Health and other relevant agencies.
Now in its sixth edition, the Lagos City Marathon, the biggest one-day event in Africa usually attracts over 100,000 runners, but the number has been reduced to just 300 runners for the 2021 edition slated for April 10.
Davou, a 13-year old JSS 3 pupil of the Victory Academy High School, Jos, Plateau State surprised everyone and even herself to win this year’s 10km women’s race.
Philibus Sharabutu, the first Nigerian male to cross the finish line at the 2016 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, says that he had the strength to run but his body wasn’t tuned to the race.
He said that Nigeria should leverage on the exposure of the indigenous marathoners to the international elite athletes by engaging the indigenous runners positively to achieve better results and probably dislodged them at the Olympics.
Abass, who specialises in middle and long-distance races, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that Olamide worked very hard to ensure she emerged tops at the competition.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kenya marathoners dominated the elite division of the race winning the first, second and third prices in both the male and female categories
Mo, who came from the U.S, where she had participated in the 2017 Boston Marathon, said on Saturday it was her hobby to always participate in such events.
Ambode said this in an interview with Kwese TV
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Authority said the event will kick-off at 6am from the National Stadium, Surulere and terminate at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, thus necessitating traffic diversion.