Access Bank Lagos City Marathon said that its desire is to see the race bag an IAAF gold status.
Early hours of Saturday (Today) in Lagos will be a beehive for Marathon runners as the annual Access bank Lagos Marathon race holds.
Its, organisers have said this year’s long distance race will not be short of international standards stating that its has been designed to me IAAF status recognition.
General Manager of the race, Yusuf Alli stated that getting the gold medal status would elevate it (the race) to one of the elite events in the world.
To achieve this feat, Alli stated that the race would start early on Sunday to ensure the winner return a time that is needed to elevate the standard of the race by the IAAF. “We have resolved to start the race at 6.30am so that the weather can aid their performance.
He also said that the race has been heavily de-motorized so that the athletes can have free access to the race course. He also appealed to everyone involved the race to stick to international best practice to help the organsers deliver a hitch-free tournament.
“Our appeal goes to everyone involved in the race to ensure that we carry out our functions in a way that the athletes would not be impeded. All logistics including security, medical as well as how the media can best cover the event has been put in place,” he added.