Organizers of the annual Lagos City Marathon have announced an increase in the prizes for winners of next year’s event.
The third edition of the marathon will hold on February 10 in Lagos, and during a press conference on Thursday, organizers announced an increase in prize monies for winners from next year.
The 2018 edition of the Lagos marathon will see the prize money for winners from Nigeria across all categories increase from N1m to N3m.
Winners of the newly-introduced 10km family fun race will also win brand new SUVs.
Speaking at the press conference, Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission and Special Adviser on Sports to the Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Deji Tinubu, said the state will continue to support the marathon race.
”The Lagos state government will keep supporting any brand that celebrates and puts our beautiful city on the world map. The fact that Lagos marathon will serve as a qualifier for the commonwealth games shows that Lagos is getting it right,” Tinubu said.
According to organizers, over 100,000 athletes are expected from different countries.