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Monday, 1 February 2021

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon holds April 10

 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon holds April 10





The 2021 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been moved from February 13, 2021 to April 10, 2021 according to Project Consultant Bukola Olopade, in a statement released on Monday.


“On behalf of our Host City, Lagos, the Center of Excellence, our Headline Sponsor, Access Bank and other partners and sponsors, we sincerely apologize for having to postpone our race from February 13, 2021 to April 10, 2021 because of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the cancellation or postponement of sporting events worldwide especially mass participation events like marathons and road races”.



Olopade revealed that Access Bank Lagos City Marathon organizers and sponsors had put machineries in place to go ahead with the race on February 13, 2021, especially all the Covid-19 protocols set by the World Athletics body and they got the approval of all the government agencies including the Lagos State Safety Commission which approved an elite only race.


The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare also approved for race for February 13, but on second thought, as responsible corporate citizens, it was agreed that the race should be moved since most organization are on lockdown till end of February and with the prediction that by March, we would be experiencing a downward trend in the number of infections and vaccine would be available.



Organizers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon were inundated with calls from Athletics Federations around the world and elite runners who wanted to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Lagos since the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been approved as Olympic Games qualifier by the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the World Athletics,


“We thank federations and elite runners worldwide who has chosen our race to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. Our new date of April 10 still falls within the IOC deadline. Runners have till May 31, 2021 to qualify for the Olympic Games’’.


On whether the April 10 race will accommodate 10km family and fun runners, Olopade said that decision will be in the hands of the technical and medical personnel working with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.



“We have seen the benefits of running that Access Bank Lagos City marathon has revived in Lagos and Nigeria, especially the health benefits. The 10km race is for the people and as Project Consultant, I love to see thousands coming for our race but runners’ health is paramount so will leave the decision to technical and health personnel to decide but I will inform them of the desire of the runners who want the 10km race considered” said Olopade.  


Saturday, 21 November 2020

Plateau state athlete Dalyop wins 2020 Lagos Women Run title

 Plateau state athlete Dalyop wins 2020 Lagos Women Run title



Plateau state athlete, Patience Mwanwang has emerged the winner of the fifth edition of the Lagos Women Run 2020, tagged 'Run Anywhere, Everywhere.'


Dalyop, breasted the tape at 33 minutes 43.73 seconds to win the Elite Open category.

Awawu Haruna finished second place at a time of 34 minutes 02. 24 seconds.

Abiye David finished third place at a time 34 minutes 16.39 seconds.



Dalyop, got a record cash prize of N1,000,000 for the special virtual edition of the Women Run, while second place Awawu Haruna got N500,000. Third place Abiye David got N300,000 for her efforts.

Winners in the Elite Open category were presented their cash prizes by the Honourable Commissioner for Sports, Lagos State, Segun Dawodu.


In the Veteran category, Lagos State athlete, Anna Seriki, emerged the winner after crossing the finish line at 45 minutes 47.11 seconds. In second place was Plateau state athlete Ladi Henry, she ran 46 minutes 16.90 seconds. While Kareem Bolanle finished third place at 46 minutes 40.74 seconds.

Seriki, Ladi and Kareem got N300,000, N200,000 and N100,000 respectively.

The presentation of cash prizes to each the Veteran category winners was done by the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku.



For the 2020 edition of the Lagos Women Run, all the Covid-19 protocols approved by the Lagos Government were followed strictly. 

All the athletes were given two disposable face masks at the start point which was at the Tafawa Balewa Square. The organisers also created cells of six athletes each on a single row, this created the much desired social distance before the race was flagged off.

At the end of the presentation ceremony all the athletes that finished the race were given certificate and medals.

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