FCT ministry, Unicentral plan Abuja International Marathon

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The Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Unicentral Resources Generation Limited are at the moment making preparations to hold the first international marathon in Abuja, an official has said.

Unicentral’s Managing Director, Susanna Ogunmiloyo, in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos disclosed that the 42.195km race would start at the City Gate and end at the Eagle Square.

“The Sports Ministry and Unicentral have contacted the sport’s ruling body, World Athletics, to recommend a Grade A measurer who will measure and calibrate the route.

“The race will parade a strong elite field, and about 100 Nigerian and international elite runners will be in Abuja.

“There will also be a 5km ‘fun-and-family’ run to encourage the culture of running in the FCT and its environs,” she said.

Ogunmiloyo assured that Unicentral was working with the FCT Ministry to deliver a world-class marathon in Abuja in 2021, disclosing that further details would be released in February.