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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon To Hold Feb 10 2017


Organisers of the yearly Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have officially confirmed February 10, 2018 as the date for the 2018 edition of the annual marathon, just as they have also announced the introduction of 10km race during next year’s edition of the event.


Two cars donated by GAC Motors have also been confirmed as the top prizes up for grabs by the winners of the Men’s and Women’s 10km races.
These latest cheering developments were announced yesterday by Bukola Olopade the Project Consultant for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
Olopade explained that the introduction of the 10km races was geared at bringing more participants on board and further make the Lagos Marathon one of the top events on the athletics calendar across the world.
According to him, the 10km race is opened to any individual resided in Nigeria regardless of their nationality.
“We have approved the 10km race for next year marathon, this will bring more excitement to the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon,” he said.
“We are very grateful to GAC Motors for the two cars they have donated for the winners of the men and women’s 10km races.
“Whether you are Chinese, American, British or even Japanese, once you are resident in Nigeria you are qualified to take part.”
It is understood that athletes outside Nigeria cannot take part in the 10km race but can give a shot at the Marathon.
With the confirmation of the car prizes, it is expected that more people will step up their preparations to win big at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
A survey from different parts of the country shows that thousands of Nigerians, from professional runners to fun runners, are interested in the 10km event.
Organizers of the marathon will have to work hard on logistics as there could be over 100,000 participants in the 10km race alone

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