February 4, 2023

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76 invited international runners for gold-label Entry Financial institution Lagos Metropolis Marathon


Seventy six first-class international runners from the world over have been invited to compete within the first ever Gold-Label Entry Financial institution Lagos Metropolis Marathon which has been confirmed to start out on the Nationwide Stadium, Lagos on February 4, 2023.

The Normal Supervisor of the race, Yussuf Alli, stated on the weekend that: “The Elite entries would have been extra, if the organizers had not regulated it to a barest dimension over every week in the past. In direction of efficient and environment friendly administration of the race. The massive dimension was anticipated at it’s one of many results of a Gold-Label race. And Nilayo Sports activities Administration is prepared for it.”

Yussuf, revealed that, majority of the invited international runners are from Europe, East Africa, North Africa, West Africa, Asia and South America.

“And out of the pool of registered international runers, the organisers have formally invited 47 male and 29 feminine world class international runners that can lead the bunch of runners within the race.

He pressured that, whereas 76 of the international runners had been formally invited by the organisers, the remaining will compete to chase the Gold-Label standing as they proceed of their quest to garner requisite internatiinal factors to achieve firstclass Elite standing as they develop professionally.”

He famous that; “The Lagos Metropolis Marathon’s quest to achieve the Platinum Label race standing, which is uppermost within the needs of the organisers, Nilayo Sports activities Administration Ltd, will probably be boosted when two of the male runners end the total marathon race in lower than 2 hours 10minutes and three feminine athletes end beneath 2 hours 12 minutes.”

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Yussuf, a former African report holder within the Lengthy Soar, famous that, for the eighth version of the Entry Financial institution Lagos Metropolis Marathon Gold-Label race, the runners would have their operating numbers in entrance and their names behind their competitors jerseys.
“And to keep away from any type of controversy, as clearly stipulated by World Athletics, there would be the photograph end gadget on the end line of the race on the Eko Atlantic Metropolis, Victoria Island.