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Lets Go Run at the Access Bank – Lagos City Marathon

It’s on my bucket list to run a marathon. Although I am nowhere close to getting prepared, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is almost here. A lot of people spend time getting prepared and ready cos of the fitness level involved but I might just be feeling spontaneous and go get a form at the Access Bank Branch in my neighborhood and get in the game.

Acces Bank Lagos City Marathon

Last year I tried to volunteer but it was a hot mess, the Lagos State Government Officials who were organizing were not able to manage the crowd of people that turned up. When I got to the Teslim Balogun Stadium I was amazed at the turn out and wondered why, only to hear that volunteers were going to be paid, volunteerism is just not a culture instilled in the average Nigerian  and most people in this part of the world only get motivated when money is part of the deal.

Lagos City Marathon

Anyways, I showed up at the event, and couldn’t join in volunteering cos the struggle was too real and I just couldn’t deal. I started my photography trail race 😀 from the beginning at the National Stadium Surulere and ended at Eko Atlantic which was where the race ended.

Access Bank Marathon

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I watched the  decoration ceremony by Gov. Ambode to the Winners who were obviously East Africans as Nigerians don’t just got the Stamina for winning a marathon. The first Three Nigerians were also got prizes.  The was  disabled sportsmen and women were not left out in the race.

Access Bank Marathon

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I was particularly proud of this little girl who was the first Nigerian female to cross the finish line. I hope to be like her someday, If I cant come first let me sha cross the line.

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Olamide, popular Nigerian artiste was also there to serenade the crowd.

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is taking place on the 11th February 2017 and I am seriously considering taking part not because I can remotely clinch the 50,000 dollar prize but to be able to tick it off my list even if I take the whole day to complete it.

Lagos City Marathon

I am seriously looking for sport enthusiasts who are willing to do this with me, lets WALK, RUN or CYCLE. Lets have fun whilst knocking an item off our bucket list.


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  • Reply Yemi A. January 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Get me a form too, let’s faint together

    • AE
      Reply AE January 27, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      lmao…we are not fainting jor 😯

  • Reply adebayo January 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Nice post… it’s good to keep fit #fitfam

    • AE
      Reply AE January 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks Adebayo…I agree

  • Reply Lanre March 25, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    If some Nigerians can ‘trek’ from the mainland to Island and back during fuel scarcity, then the Stamina for winning a marathon might just be lurking somewhere deep. Waiting for the right motivation before it is unleashed. That’s me being optimistic.

    • AE
      Reply AE April 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      lol…ha ha ha …Couldnt this year…I should next year

  • Reply Eromonsele Emmanuel (ericotrips) September 21, 2020 at 3:39 am

    That photo with the winner is just everything. I can see the victory in his face. Come to think of it, East Africans particularly Kenyans are really good at running long marathons. I may just have to practice under one someday because I’d like to run too.

    • AE
      Reply AE September 21, 2020 at 6:34 am

      Lmao! You totally should, it’s on my bucket list to also do a marathon. I’ll be running just to knock it off the list though. I’ll leave the wining for the East Africans

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