August 13, 2022

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Abuja Worldwide Marathon verify 4 elite runners, extra gold label runners in line – Official


Decided to realize its goal of changing into the primary race in Nigeria to have an elite males’s discipline that can return a sub 2:10 minutes, the Abuja Worldwide Marathon (AIM) has confirmed the signing of 4 gold labelled runners, two males and two ladies.

This was disclosed by Abuja Worldwide Marathon Race Director Olukayode Thomas who can be answerable for the race Media and Publicity.

Thomas instructed Blueprint on Wednesday that the Chief Government Officer of Unicentral Assets Administration Restricted, the licensee of Abuja Worldwide Marathon, Zsuzsanna Ogunmiloyo, who can be the race Managing Director signed the contract with runners on behalf of Abuja Worldwide Marathon.

Thomas revealed that Andrew Bren Kimtai with a private finest of two:08 32 tops the record. Kimtai has received many races world wide together with the celebrated Wahun Marathon and Venice Marathon.

Gilbert Masai with a private finest of two:09: 49 is one other male runner that has signed to run within the Abuja Worldwide Marathon on December 17,

‘’Our Managing Director Mrs. Ogunmiloyo is finalising particulars with 9 different males gold label runners. As soon as the main points are finalised, their names will probably be launched to the media. We’ve got additionally signed agreements with two feminine runners, Caroline Jepchirchir with a private finest of two:26 and Naomi Maiyo with a private finest of two:30,’’ he stated.

Thomas disclosed that the goal is to get 21 gold label runners recognized to signal contracts with Abuja Worldwide Marathon earlier than the top of August.

‘’Our race is scheduled for the final quarter of the 12 months, a busy interval for marathons and street races world wide. Over the last quarter, we have now London Marathon, New York Marathon, and Berlin Marathon towards the top of September and we’re all in search of runners that can increase the profile of our race from the identical World Athletics elite discipline. So it can be crucial that we tie down runners that agreed to compete early,” he stated.

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Thomas disclosed that ‘’with the three pacers that we have now contracted additionally gold label runners, our dream of being the primary race to realize a sub- 2: 10 minutes on Nigeria soil is achievable’’.