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Top Nigerian runner, Deborah Pam ready for Lagos Media Marathon

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One of the foremost long-distance race runners in Nigeria, Deborah Pam has expressed great delight at the introduction of the Lagos Media Marathon Race.

Pam, who finished as the first indigenous female runner at the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and same at the Okpekpe international 10km road race, said the planned Lagos media race is a welcome development that should be well supported.

“This is great news for me. I will be more than happy to be there to compete and run alongside the journalists that have been showcasing us to the world,” Pam said from her base in Jos over the weekend.

Pam, who has won several titles for herself across the length and breadth of Nigeria, revealed that she is already training ahead of the National Sports Festival also fixed for December; hence it would be good for her to run in Lagos before heading to Abuja for the festival.

“It is very good that the Marathon fire is catching on very fast now, with journalists even coming together to stage their own race, I know they will be reporting it more,” she said.

Pam noted that with more marathon races across the country, Nigeria’s long-distance runners could begin to compete favourably against the Eastern African powerhouses like Kenya, adding that what the Kenyans had going for them was many races and support from the authorities.


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