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The management of RevolutionPlus, a real property development company, has revealed the reasons behind its partnership with Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. RevolutionPlus has joined the organisation of the marathon as the Official Real Estate Partner in a deal worth N500 million. Speaking at a media briefing at its headquarters in Lagos Tuesday, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Bamidele Onalaja said the need to identify with the society where they operate...

The President of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, has attributed the success of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to the vision of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Ogba, who was President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria between 2009 and April 2017, said: “Lagos has all the ingredients to host a world-class marathon. As President of AFN, I approached many officials of the Lagos State Government, but...

It is a marathon, not a sprint, and today the race began for the The 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon with the official press conference. Here are the key points • The upcoming third edition will be held on the 10th of February, 2018. • The Lagos marathon is now certified as a Bronze Medal marathon, with its routes officially measured, and with a goal to achieve Gold label within the next two editions. •...

The General Manager Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, is optimistic, that the race will become an IAAF Gold Labelled race before its fifth birthday. Last week, Lagos City Marathon, with its first edition in February 2016, joined the global elite family as the IAAF granted the race a Bronze Label status after just two editions. ‘’This is a worthy feat and I must confess that it would not have possible without the vision...

After six days’ hard work on and off the course, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon route has been certified by the world governing body of athletics IAAF and the global body that governs marathons and road races, AIMS. The certificate was sent to the General Manager Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, over the weekend. With the certification of its route by IAAF/AIMS, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has...

A few weeks after splashing a whopping N800 million on Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships, the management of GAC Motors, one of China’s largest automakers, yesterday entered a N100 million partnership with organisers of the Access bank/Lagos City marathon. The deal, according to the Marketing Manager of CIG Motors, Kayode Adejumo was part of the company’s efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s athletics. “GAC Motors believes in improvement, and we are partnering with...

The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has promised to midwife a fruitful marriage between the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and the New York Marathon. Speaking after being decorated with the medal he won at the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon by Head of Communications and Media Olukayode Thomas, Sowore, who has participated in marathons in different parts of the world, said the standard of Access Bank Lagos Marathon is...

Nigerian elite marathoners that won prizes at the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the organizer and project consultant, Nilayo Sports Management Nigeria Limited, for the prompt payment of their prize monies. “We have never had it this good. This is the first time that we are being paid a few days after the race, even some races outside the country take months.” said Steve Nuhu, whose...

The surprise winner of the 2016 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum, has vowed not only to retain the title he won last year but promised to run a sub 2.10:00. Compatriot Peter Kiplagat was favoured by athletics buffs to win the first international marathon in Nigeria in 31 years, but Kiptum surprised bookmakers when he won in 2.16: 21. “I want to retain my title and run...

To ensure that Lagosians follow the 2017 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has called for the creation of Marathon Fun Parks in Lagos during the 2017 edition slated for February 11. The Marathon Fun Parks will give Lagosians who cannot make it to the finish line or line the route to cheer the runners an opportunity to be part of...