The Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Bukola Olopade, has stated that his team led by its General Manager, Yusuf Ali, was ready for all the peculiarities of the race city, Lagos to ensure the success of the first Gold-Label full marathon race in Nigeria.
Olopade, noted: “At last year’s race, we noticed some darkness at the starting point, which obstructed some of the opening formalities, such that we have to delay the flag off for some minutes.
“That is why, for this year’s race, the official flag off time has been readjusted and rescheduled for 7am and not 6am as it used to be in previous races.” Olopade stressed that, because of the harmattan weather noticed in Lagos since the beginning of the New Year, the organisers will do everything possible to make sure the weather does not affect the timing of the race.
He added that elite athletes’ date of arrival has been moved forward to February 1, three days ahead of the marathon on February 4. “This early arrival is aimed at giving the athletes the opportunity to understand and perfect the route. “A date has been fixed for the athletes’ tour of the route ahead of the competition date. To help them record good timing on February 4.”