Ighalo dreams top four finish

THERE seems to be general enthusiasm among Nigerians to participate in the Access Bank La­gos City Marathon as the 10,000 forms slated for distribution over the next seven days was snapped up by runners across Lagos on Satur­day and Sunday. The forms were distributed at the National Stadium, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Ikoyi Bridge and other public places across La­gos State.
While some of the runners set their sight on the prize money, others collected the form to raise money for charities they support.

One Folasade Adekunle collected several forms. She intends to raise N5 million for cancer patients, “I am very happy this race is coming at this time. It will enable me raise money for can­cer treatment. My friends will run between three to ten kilometers, they have promised to buy forms from me for N50,000, the money raised will be donated to the cancer foundation’’.
Meanwhile, three world class women mara­thoners with IAAF gold label have confirmed they will be in Nigeria for the Access Bank La­gos City Marathon. They are Ethiopia’s Debele Worknesh Degefa, a 2013 IAAF bronze medal­ist, Qurage Alem Mokonnin also from Ethiopia and Kenyan Leah Jebet Kiprono, winner of the Nairobi Marathon.