The 50km ultra-distance race event held at Sagamu, Ogun State, was the first African championship in IAU’s 35-year history.
The three-in-one championship had about 4000 athletes from across 35 IAU member countries.
The race, which took off at the Gateway International Stadium had in attendance dignitaries including the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, president of IAU in Africa, Solomon Ogba, executive director, Keystone Bank, Yemi Odusoya, ex- Nigeria athlete, Falilat Ogunkoya amongst others.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Bukola Olopade, the managing director of NSML said the race is one of the company’s numerous ways to create bond among Nigerians and the world at large.
“The ultra-marathon is…