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Maiden Kwara State Marathon Holds On January 23

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LAGOS â€“ The stage is set for the first ever Kwara State Marathon, billed for Sat­urday, January 23, 2021.

According to the Vice Chairman of the Organ­ising Committee for the Marathon, Mallam Bello Mubaraq, the race is the first in the North Central and was initiated to en­gage youth positively.

He also said that it was introduced to discover new talents in long dis­tance race, encourage the youth to develop a career in sporting activities and curb restiveness to guar­antee development in the state.

Mallam Mubaraq, who stressed that the 18 Kilometers Marathon is purely a private partner­ship programme, added that it’s being packaged in conjunction with the Kwara State Government.

The race is expected to flag-off by 7:00am from Government Secondary School round-about to Fate road, down to Umar Audi road, to Ahmadu Bello way, to Unity axis to New Yidi road up to Asa Dam, to Geri Alimi, Saw Mill and will be terminat­ed at the Kwara State Sta­dium Complex main gate.

He explained that the participants would be screened and certified by the medics after they must have registered via http://www.kwaramara­thon.gov.org at the rate of two thousand naira only, noting that the organ­isers have received huge support from the major stakeholders, particular­ly Kwara State Athletics Association, towards a hitch free exercise.

Mubaraq, who howev­er seeks for more support from the private organiza­tions in the state towards achieving the objectives of the race, disclosed that talents discovered from the exercise would be made State Ambassadors and nurtured to become international athletes.

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