Plateau athlete wins N1m in Anambra marathon 


Plateau State runner, Nyango Gyang on Saturday emerged winner of the maiden edition of Anambra State Marathon, defeating other marathoners with the record time of 2:26 mins to clinch the N1million prize money.

The 40km marathon, which was organised by Thanos Charity Foundation, in partnership with federal Ministry of Sports and the state government, began at the Ogbunike Toll gate, through Enugu -Onitsha expressway, and ended at Emmaus House, in Awka.

Gyang dominated the race as two others, Ismael Sadjoh and Selengwe Constant, came second and third, with cash prizes of #500,000 and #300,000 respectively.
Speaking after the exercise, Gyang expressed his delight, promised to do better in the next edition.

He said he got information about the marathon through his coach, who encouraged him to registered and participate, and commended organisers for making it open for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion.

President of Thanos Charity Foundation, Mr Ugochukwu Ifeanyi said the idea behind the event, was to identify sports talents in the state, and give them platform to showcase their talents to the world.

He added that the Foundation is determined to improve sporting activities in Anambra state and they are partnering with the Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Commerce and Wealth Creation as well as the Ministry of Health.

He noted that the aim of the foundation is to beat the records of Lagos Marathon, adding that the best talents would be handed over to the Anambra state government to be trained and would represent the state at the National Sports Festival.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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