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How lagos women run 2017 became a success

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Saturday 11th of November, over 2,000 women turned up for the 2017 edition of the Lagos Women Run sponsored by Bet9ja.

The Lagos Women Run kicked off in grand style at the National Stadium at 7:00am, Lagos taking the athletes round a 10KM run in central Lagos metropolis and ended at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
Oluwaseun Olamide, who was last year’s runners up, won the 10km race in 41:04:66.

The defending champion, Fadekemi Olude, finished second with a time of 41:53:05, while Faustina Ogbu, came in at the third spot in 43:10:98.
The next Lagos Women Run holds on the 10th, November 2018.
source; http://dailypost.ng/2017/11/13/olamide-bags-500k-bet9ja-sponsored-lagos-women-run-2017/

100,000 runners for 2018 Access Bank Lagos marathon

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Over 100,000 athletes are expected to take part in the 3rd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on  February 10, 2018.


General Manager of the race, Yussuff Alli,   said at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday the target was to get the race an IAAF gold label in its fifth year.


Alli said  the organisers of  the race would work towards acquiring spy cameras along routes, kilometre mats, and other criteria needed to make the silver label recognition achievable.
 He added that more than 200 elite athletes would take part in the  race
He added, “At the 2017 edition, we had over 73,000 participants, which has made us the second best marathon in Africa.


 For the 2018 edition, we are looking at having over 100,000 participants because of the 10km family race we are introducing.”
Executive Director of Access Bank, who are the title sponsors of the race, Victor Etuokwu, said the prize money of $50,000 for the 2017 edition  would be retained for the 2018 edition.


He said  the prize for the first …
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