The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon project consultant Bukola Olopade says Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has made money available to pay winners after the race.
Olapade also added that the physically-challenged runners participating in the marathon would get appearance fees. He said the appearance fee for this set of runners would be paid by race sponsors Access Bank, 7Up and Bet Naija.
He told reporters,” We are grateful to Governor Ambode for making available the prize money of all categories of athletes before the race.
“All runners competing in this edition of the marathon will get their prize money as soon as they cross the line and are presented medals.’’
Olopade said only athletes whose samples are collected by doping officers for test would not get their prize money until the results of the tests were out.
He urged Lagos residents to emulate their counterparts in other parts of the world and come out in their thousands to support the runners,
“This edition is bigger and better but the main ingredient in any sporting event is the fans and am appealing to Lagosians to emulate their counterparts in New York, Accra, London, Dubai and other parts of the world and come out enmass to cheer the runners,” he said.
Olopade also said the likes of Olamide, Davido, Techno, Seyi Shey, Kiss Daniel, Koker, Melrouge, Small Doctor and Jire would perform live after the race on February 11.