Plateau State continued its dominance in the long-distance race in the country by winning all the prizes at stake at the 3rd edition of the Abuja Anti-Corruption Marathon race decided over the weekend in Abuja.
Plateau State-born Nigeria Customs officer Adamu Muazu returned the time of 1hr 4min 25sec to win the N1million prize in the 21 kilometres race.He was followed by Stephen Joshua who ran 1hr 6min 40 sec to place second and went home with the sum of N500, 000.
Keffas Williams completes the victory for the men from the Highlander by placing third with the time of 1hr 6min 45min to run home with the sum of N300, 000. It was the same story in the women’s category for the Plateau contestants where Rose Akusho smashed the N1million star prize at the 1hr 20min 30sec.
She was followed by Vera Yohanna who clocked 1hr 21min 23 sec to win the N500, 000 at stake for the first runner up while Hudung Gyang completed the victory for the Mambilla Plateau girls at the time of 1hr 23min 20 sec to win the sum of N300, 000.The coordinator of the race, Jacob Onu described the event as hitch-free, adding that the number of participants would have been more but for the Covid-19 restriction.
He thanked the sponsor, Bet9JA for standing with them and promised that they will continue to use the championship to propagate the campaign against the use of banned drugs.Former DG, National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut, and a host of other dignitaries were present at the event.
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