Athletes at the Lagos City Marathon Credit: The Guardian Nigeria

By Uche Dozie

Sport Writer,

After months of completing Nigeria’s famous athletics competition, Lagos City Marathon, the organisers are now ready to award the winners can report.

According to one of the members of the media team of the competition, Babatunde Eludini, the winners in the 10 kilometers race category will be rewarded on Monday.

”By tomorrow the winners in the 10 kilometers race will be getting a car. The male and female winners will be getting a car.”

”All the cash prizes they were due to the athletes have been paid in the past week and this is just the last phase of prize giving.”

The ten kilometres race is one of the innovations added to the race to encourage athletes who can’t go all the way in the 42 kilometers category.

The ten kilometres race which is specially for Nigerians has Oyebode Dada Sunday who emerged winner in the male category of the 10k race while Vera Yohanna Dovou won the female category.

Babatunde also spoke on the preparation and modalities of tomorrow’s programme in the midst of the pandemic. He says the presentation will not have it’s usual audience that grace the occasion.

”Unlike before there is always fun fair when it comes to the presentation but tomorrow is just going to be low key. Apart from the winners, there will be few representatives of the organisers and one or two pressmen.”

”You can be sure that every protocol put in place by the NCDC (National Centre for Disease Control) will be followed to latter.”

The ceremony had been put forward due to the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year.


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