By Oluwafemi Oduye
By now, you would know how amazing of an experience the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon was. If you don’t, check social media pages of Kate Henshaw, Enyinna Nwigwe, D’Banj, Gbenro Ajibade and virtually everyone in Lagos. Like, where have you been?
But more importantly, check Accelerate TV’s Instagram for all the shaku shaku at the event.
The NBA legends who ran the race – that should be considered cheating, these guys are fit!
And you’ll even get to see the Access Bank Boss, Herbert Wigwe in his full running kit! If that does not tell you something, I don’t know what does.
So full gist is that the race kicked off at 6:30am at Western Avenue, Surulere and ended at Eko Atlantic city, Victoria Island. Over 5,000 people took part in the races and many of them made sure to complete their race. To most, it wasn’t about the money, it was about proving to themselves that they could do it and they did.
A lot of celebrities came out to participate in the race as they too didn’t want to be left out of the excitement. The likes of Kate Henshaw, Enyinna Nwigwe participated in the 10km race and were proud to say that they completed it as they were doing it to help keep fit and support the cause.
Once again, the East Africans took all the glory again this year by winning the 42km races but next year we are sure Nigerians will live up to expectations and be among the top 3 at least.
The first Nigerian winner for the 42km race took home 3 million naira, the second won 2 million and the third, 1 million naira. As for the 10km race, the winner took home a GAC saloon car, the second won 1 million naira and the third, 500 thousand naira.
Everyone that took part in the marathon and completed were given a medal to congratulate them for participating and making it to the finish line.
There were performances by top Nigerian Artists that came to show their support and keep everyone entertained that day. The artists that entertained the crowd that day were Sheyi Shay, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Sound Sultan, and the shaku shaku master himself, Mr Real.
Other notable celebrities that were also present at this event were the DBanj, former international NBA player Olumide Ayodeji and a whole lot more.
All in all, it was a very fun and interesting event that is definitely one for the books and we are very proud to say that this Access Bank Lagos City marathon is definitely going to be regarded as one of the great events of this year, 2018.
Are you ready for the next edition or are you still dulling?
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