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Access Bank Marathon Draws More Interest

-150 Elite Athletes, Over 20,000 Runners Enlist For Race The inaugural edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is looking good as close to one hundred and fifty local and international elite runners have signed on for the race. As at close of work on Sunday, over twenty thousand runners have submitted their entry forms, while half of that ...

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Sound Sultan Joins Access Bank Marathon

 -Applauds Initiative For Lagos City Race Foremost Nigeria Hip Hop artist Fasasi Olarenwaju (Sound Sultan) has signed on for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Race billed to take place on February 6, 2016 in the Centre of Excellence. Sound Sultan and some of his crew members, Harding Olumide (Karma) and Binfa Simon were at the Lagos Marathon office at ...

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Ogba Confirms Coe For Access Bank Marathon

-IAAF President Expected In Lagos – Paula Radcliffe Pledges For 2017 President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Evangelist (Dr) Solomon Ogba JP has confirmed that IAAF president, Lord Sebastian Cole will be in Lagos for the maiden Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. The AFN boss not only confirmed the coming of Coe to Nigeria but also revealed that ...

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: AFN Give Athletes Bib Numbers

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Tuesday started giving out bib numbers to athletes that have registered to be part of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on February 6. General Manager for the Lagos race, Yusuf Alli said athletes who have duly completed their registration forms started getting their bib numbers form 12 noon at Lagos City Marathon ...

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20,000 World Stars To Storm Lagos

In furtherance of its determination to achieve excellence through sports, the Lagos State Government said it has concluded plans to ensure a hitch free staging of the February 6 International Marathon held last in 1983. The Lagos Marathon is expected to be declared open by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, while the President of International Association of Athletics Federation ...

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Transponders Arrive For Access Bank Marathon

-As Preparations Hot Up For Lagos City Race Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Wednesday scored another first as transponders imported for the race arrived the Organizing Committee Secretariat at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. February 6, 2016, the day the Lagos City Marathon will flag off, is the first time transponders will be used for a road race or ...

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CAA Approves Access Bank Marathon

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), has sanctioned the 42km Access Bank Lagos City Marathon billed for Saturday 6th of February, 2016. This was made known by the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Ayodeji Tinubu at a media parley held at the Media centre of the Teslim Balogun Stadium. He said the endorsement of the continental body for Athletics ...

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Abbass Muhammed Hails Ambode

 -Says Other Governor’s Should Emulate Lagos Nigeria’s greatest professional marathoner of all time, Abbass Muhammed has expressed his joy with the efforts of Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in boosting organisation of the upcoming Lagos City Marathon. The Nigeria record holder in marathon and one of the best in the world when he was competing said; “Governor Akinwunmi Ambode ...

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Kiplagat Seeks $1m Dope Compensation

 Kenyan two-time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat wants $1 million to be retrospectively awarded to her as the rivals who piped her to two lucrative World Marathon Majors series titles have since been banned for doping. Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova beat Kiplagat to scoop the $500, 000 series jackpot in 2010/2011, and the Kenyan runner finished second in the rankings to ...

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IAAF Taskforce Continues Visit To Russia

The IAAF Taskforce has concluded its second day of meetings in Moscow with their counterparts from the Interim Coordination Committee (ICC) of the Olympic Committee of Russia on Tuesday. The meeting discussed the arrangements that are being put in place for the speedy resolution of pending doping cases, the thorough investigation of matters raised in the WADA Independent Commission’s report, ...

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