This year’s edition of Splash Ibadan City Marathon has been scheduled to hold on April 9.
Last year’s men’s category was won by Iliya Pam from Nasarawa State after completing the 42.1km race in two hours, 39mins and 37 seconds, after which he was rewarded with N600,000.
Lamide Oluwaseun from Lagos won the women’s version after completing the race in three hours, 15 mins and 20 secs, for which she got N400,000.
Organisers disclosed that there will be an increase in the prize money for this year’s competition, adding that the race had encouraged both up-and-coming and veteran long-distance runners in the past eight years.
Head of the main organising committee for the competition, Bisi Ashimolowo further disclosed that about N3m will be presented to winners.
Similarly, South-West Zonal Coordinator of the sports ministry, Yemi Usikaye promised participants and the public that the organisers will ready to deliver a world-class event that would match the high standard associated with the ministry.
He said registration for the race had commenced at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan.