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Over 2000 Students Participate In Lagos Kids Mini Marathon

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The culture of marathon races in Nigeria is
gradually finding its roots and the kids are
also embracing same.
Over 2000 students at the weekend were at
the starting point for this year’s Lagos Kids
Mini-marathon.
The Marathon, which was founded to
encourage all-around wellness for Nigerian
kids, featured kids between ages 5-15 years.
Tagged “Active Kids Rock”, participating
kids in this year’s edition were treated to
exciting aerobics session and a fascinating
health workshop before the competition
began.
The big winners included Gbenle
Similoluwa and Dara Goodluck for the 1st
prize of N100,000, Toheeb Muritala and
Ibukun Agbede for the 2nd Prize of
N50,000, Akodenu Joleme and Tofunmi
Olojede for 3rd prize of N25,000; in the
male and female race categories
respectively courtesy MTN Nigeria.
One of the beneficiaries, Goodluck Dara
while receiving a cash gift of N100, 000
from MTN Nigeria, expressed her
excitement stating, “I have just won the
kids marathon for 5km, it was very
exhilarating, very fun and last year I came
second. What I did this time around was to
keep motivating myself that I could do it.
My motto is starting strong finish strong
and that is what really drove me to do my
best today and I want to say thank you to
MTN for supporting this event.”
Gbenle Similoluwa, in his own remark, said
he is motivated to consider a future (in the
game), adding that he and his mates have
the talent to make Nigeria proud in the
nearest future.
The 2018 Lagos Kids Mini Marathon was
great for Similoluwa, a pupil of
Greenspring School as he went home with
the 5 KM run trophy for the male category
once again as he did in the first edition in
2017.
On the other hand, Dara Goodluck, winner
of the female category wowed her father
and guests present by coming first this time,
improving on the second position attained
last year.
Congratulating the winners, the chief
marketing officer, MTN Nigeria, Rahul De
said: “this event not only provides a
platform for the participating kids to
engage in physical exercises; we believe it
would also stimulate children to adopt
healthy lifestyles from a very young age

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