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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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