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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon
In spite of downpour in the early hours of Saturday, participants for the 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon defied the rainfall to ensure they were not late for the race.
The Media Seminar to herald the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon took place yesterday at the Sports Bar of the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
A retired Navy Commodore, Omatseye Nesiama, has promised a hitch-free outing during the forthcoming 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Feb. 2.
No fewer than 35 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze labelled runners have already registered to be part of the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for February 2.
Omatseye Nesiama, a retired Navy Commodore, has been appointed to oversee the security affairs of the 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Feb. 2.
A Commonwealth Games-bound athlete, Fadekemi Olude, who will feature in the race walk event, says she prays against the spirit of fear to suppress stage fright during competitions.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, on Monday, received the first Nigerian male and female marathoners to reach the finish line at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon which took place in Lagos at the weekend.
An Athletics Coach and Head, High Altitude Athletics Club, Jos, Stephen Nuhu, on Tuesday said that the just-concluded Access Bank Lagos City Marathon should be a step toward Nigeria clinching Marathon gold medals at the Olympics.
Rauf Abass, the personal coach of Oluwaseun Olamide, the third-placed Nigerian woman at Saturday’s 42km race in Lagos, said on Monday he was not disappointed with her position.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, said plans are afoot to invest in training of Nigerian athletes to compete with elite athletes all over the world for the grand prize of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
Sefiu Ojeleye, winner of the 2017 Wheelchair event of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday appealed to the organisers to increase the prize money for the category.
The President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau, on Saturday said that the body would continue to leverage on the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to enhance long distance race athletes in the country.
As Kenya marathoners once again dominated the 3rd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, carting away the first three prices, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has promised to dislodge the elite runners from the medals table.
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday said that the state would commit more resources to promote distance race in the country.
A Chinese long-distance runner, Mo Mo, has joined others in commending the organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, saying it was a well-packaged race.
Kenya-born French long-distance runner Abraham Kiprotich has emerged winner of the third Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
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