Valmont Lagos Half Marathon Held in Style

Over 170 runners participated in the Valmont Lagos Half Marathon held on the 21st of November, 2015. The Marathon, which covered a distance of 21 kilometres, featured male and female runners from all walks of life including foreign nationals living in the country. The runners took off from the Catholic Church of Divine Mercy in Lekki, ran all the way to Bar Beach in Victoria Island and back to the start point. 


Razak Azeez emerged winner of the male category in a time of1 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds while Idowu Nurudeen and David Ephoegan emerged first and second runners up respectively. In the female category, Olamide  Oluwaseun beat all comers to emerge winner with a time of  1hour, 30 minutes, 19 seconds while Aderonke Olumide and Ngozi  Madueke-Dozie were first and second runners up respectively.
In the words of Ndianabasi Udonkang, Chairman, Pace Sports Club, organisers of the event, “the Half Marathon was conceived to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage Nigerians to stay physically fit and develop strong and sound minds. It is an opportunity to exercise the body, have fun and make friends. We are grateful to our partners especially Valmont Water, our headline sponsor, for their support towards the success of this edition.”
During the event, the Marketing Manager of Giant Beverages Limited, manufacturers of Valmont Water, Mrs Bose Ogunyemi said that “Valmont is a lifestyle brand that delivers much more than hydration to the body. We always seek opportunities to promote healthy and quality lifestyle among our consumers and the Valmont Lagos Half Marathon provides us with a platform to do that. We look forward to participating in more editions of the marathon”