L-R: Chairman of the Lagos Media Marathon Committee, Tony Ubani; Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh; General Manager Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli; and Communications and Brand Manager Access Bank Lagos City Marathon & Nilayo Sports Management Limited Dammy Pedro.

The maiden edition of the Lagos Media Marathon will now take place on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.

The marathon, which was initially billed for December 1, 2018, was moved forward due to some logistic reasons that have been sorted out by the organizers.

Tony Ubani, the Chairman of the Organising Committee for Lagos Media Marathon, said on Monday that the new date was arrived at after extensive consultations with the relevant stakeholders.

“Yes, we have a new date for our race now. The First Lagos Media Marathon will be taking place on May 1st, and we are working very hard to make it a memorable one,” Mr Ubani stated.

The Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Lagos Media Marathon further revealed that more innovations are now being introduced to add more spark to the media race.

The maiden Lagos Media Marathon will have two categories -the 5km and 10km races, which is open to all journalists and others in the media industry.

Asides journalists and students who are going to be allowed to participate in the media marathon for free, other members of the public interested in taking part in the maiden Media Marathon will register with a token.

While expressing delight at the new date for the Lagos Media Marathon, Debo Oshundun, the Chairman of the Lagos State Branch of the Sports Writers Association of Nigerian (SWAN) enjoined all journalists to do all within their reach to support this innovation.

“This is our project and we must make the best out of it. We are very concerned about the physical wellbeing of our members, and this is one great way to improve on that”, the SWAN Chairman posited.

Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games and IAAF World Championships. She has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and currently hosts a weekly Track and Field column in the Vanguard Newspaper.


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