Town of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State is witnessing the best results of athletes as hundreds of street runners from totally different elements of the world gathered for the Ijebu Heritage Worldwide Half Marathon.
Greater than 40 international runners, together with Kenyans, Ugandans and Azerbaijanis arrived in Nigeria two days in the past for the occasion.
The introduction of the Ijebu Heritage Worldwide Half Marathon has elevated the variety of street races in Ogun State to 3. Whereas the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon is being held this morning, the 10km Abeokuta Metropolis Race is scheduled for November thirteenth and the IAU African Rowing Worth-Jet Championship shall be held on December 14th 2021.
As of yesterday afternoon, extra athletes from totally different elements of Nigeria have been nonetheless crowding in Ijebu Ode to be a part of the marathon occasion.
Bukola Olopade, Chief Govt Officer of Nilayo Sports activities Administration, instructed The Guardian yesterday that the nice flip of the athletes was good for the occasion.
“This occasion will give athletes the chance to see totally different elements of Ijebu Ode,” Olopade mentioned.
Ogun, the State Sports activities Commissioner, Dare Kehinde, mentioned that street racing and different sports activities actions are one of many agendas of the cardinal factors of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration.
Among the many athletes anticipated to take part in Ijebu Ode this morning is Kenyan Bernard Sang, who received the Istanbul 2020 Marathon. Others embody Kenya Hosea Chirchir Kiplimo, Rhonzas Lokitam Kilimo, Eliud Mewangi, Sammy Nyokaye, John Muriuri Mburi, William Amponsah, Titus Kipruto Kibiego, is Paul Koech.
Additionally listed are Ezekiel Chepkoromk in Uganda, with a private better of 01:01:46, and Desta Fitsun Weldu in Azerbaijan.
The ladies’s class can be dominated by Kenyans, together with Shila Jepkosgei, who’s a World Athletics runner with the Finest Private time of 01:10:58, Gladys Jepkemoi Chemweno, Caern Jebet Maiyo, Ruth Karanja, Susy Chebet Chemaimak and Hannah Wanjiru Gatheru.
In response to the organizers, the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon will begin at Tunde Debasco Street, Ejirin and finish on the Otunba Dipo Dina Worldwide Stadium.