Posted on 13th Feb 2017 by Adebayo
Iyiola Pedro of NAN TV captures the moment seven-year-old, Damilola Oluwaseun, crossed the finish line at the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
She joined the race at 32km, which was at the end of Lekki Bridge and completed the remaining 10 kms, closing up with the rest of the crowd at Eko Atlantic City.
“I feel happy that I was able to run the 10km. It was not easy but it was worth trying. It feels good,’’ she said.
The race started at the National Stadium, Lagos and finished at the Eko Atlantic City.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 64 foreign and 102 local elite athletes participated in the race that registered 55,000 runners from 27 countries, including Nigeria.
The winner won 50,000 dollars, second 40,000 dollars and third 30,000 dollars.
Abraham Kiptum and Rhoda Jepokorir of Kenya won the international male and female categories.
Philip Sharabutu also defended his first Nigerian male title. Emmanuel Gyang came second in the Nigerian male category.
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