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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Date Set

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Date Set 
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The 2022 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon date has been confirmed by the race orgainsers. The event is scheduled to take place in February despite the covid-19 insurgency. Access Bank Lagos City Marathon date set.

Philip Shaibu, the Deputy-Governor of Edo State, will add to his impressive sporting CV.

He’ll be running alongside Lagos State Governor and Access Bank Lagos City Marathon host Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the 2022 edition.

Shaibu claimed he had been a long-time supporter of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon when signing the application form over the weekend.

“I congratulate the good people of Lagos State, especially the Executive Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for putting together the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the biggest one-day sports event in Africa and one of the top ten marathons in the world in terms of prize money and participants.

“Having participated in the highly competitive Okpekpe 10km Road Race on a tough terrain because it is hilly, it will be a great joy to experience the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon alongside my brother Governor Sanwo-Olu. It will be fun to run in Lagos because the course is flat”.

Shaibu is an ardent golfer as well as a football fanatic. When he guided the Team Edo football team to the male football gold medal at the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, he engraved his name in sports history.

Edo came back from a two-goal deficit in the final to overcome the Lagos squad 3-2 at the University of Benin Stadium Complex’s main bowl.

Apart from arranging the best NSF ever despite the challenges of Covid-19, Shaibu, Edo State’s sports director, is leaving a legacy of providing world-class sports facilities and equipment, including the construction of Africa’s best gymnasium.

Access Bank’s General Manager, Yussuf Alli “Being active in sports cures many illnesses and diseases,” the Lagos City Marathon asks politicians and celebrities to emulate Shaibu. Our leaders and entertainers, whom the public idolizes, should follow Shaibu’s lead and embrace sports culture. This will result in widespread engagement in sports, resulting in a healthier workforce and lower government healthcare spending.

The marathon will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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