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‘We are ready for 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon’


Chairman Lagos Sports Commission (LSSC), Dr. Kweku Tandoh

Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh has reaffirmed the state’s readiness to stage a hitch free 2019 edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

The event’s fourth edition will hold on February 2 with over 50, 000 participants from across over the world.

Tandoh said, “We started working together with the organisers right from February 11 last year when the last edition was held and a lot of what we have now are things that have been done over months.


“Organising a marathon is not a three or four-month programme; it takes a long time to plan and I am glad that we now have a structure in Lagos State to organise events with planning and organising taking place six to seven months ahead. That structure, that template is already in place and we are running with it.”

Tandoh said there would be live coverage of the event, as well as live entertainment going along with it, adding, “people can even come to the various fun parks here at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, another one at Lekki phase one and at the finish point as well. So it will be a day of fun for everyone.”

As part of the activities ahead of the marathon, the Lagos City Marathon Expo, which has been a regular feature of the race since its inception four years ago, is on-going at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

Marathon Expo is an integral part of big marathon races worldwide with major marathons like New York, Dubai, London, Boston, Chicago, Tokyo, Berlin drawing a lot of vendors and exhibitors annually.

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