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7-year-old girl steals show at 2nd Lagos Marathon

By News Express on 11/02/2017

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•Child marathon prodigy Damilola Oluwaseun after completing the Lagos marathon.
•Child marathon prodigy Damilola Oluwaseun after completing the Lagos marathon.

A seven-year-old, Damilola Oluwaseun, became the centre of attraction at the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon when she finished completed 10km of the 42km race.

Oluwaseun, who joined the race at 32km which is at the end of Lekki Bridge, said she was elated to have ran 10km.

“I feel happy that I was able to run the 10km, it was not easy but it was worth trying. It feels good,” she said after completing the race this morning.

The race started at the National Stadium, Lagos and finished at the Eko Atlantic City.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 64 foreign and 102 local elite athletes participated in the race that registered 55,000 runners from 27 countries, including Nigeria.

The top place winner carted away 50,000 dollars, second place 40,000 dollars and third place 30,000 dollars respectively.

Abraham Kiptom of Kenya won the international category, successfully defending his title. Rhoda Jepokorir, also of Kenya, won the international female category.

Philip Sharabutu successfully defended the first Nigerian male title and Emmanuel Gyang came second in the Nigerian male category.

Source News Express

Posted 11/02/2017 06:37:26 AM

 

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