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Lagos Women Run: Plateau’s Dalyon wins 2020 edition


Plateau State athlete, Patience Dalyon, has emerged the winner of the fifth Lagos Women Run 2020, tagged ‘Run Anywhere, Everywhere.’

Dalyon breasted the tape at 33mins 43.73secs to win the Elite Open category, ahead of second-place Awawu Haruna (34mins 02. 24secs) and Abiye David (34mins 16.39secs), who finished third.

Dalyon got a record cash prize of N1m for the virtual edition of the event, while Haruna received N500,000. David went home with N300,000.

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Winners in the Elite Open category were presented their cash prizes by the Lagos State Commissioner for Sports, Segun Dawodu.

In the veteran category, Lagos State athlete, Anna Seriki, emerged the winner after crossing the finish line at 45mins 47.11secs. Ladi Henry (Plateau) ran 46mins 16.90secs to emerge second, while Kareem Bolanle finished third in 46mins 40.74secs.

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Seriki, Ladi and Kareem got N300,000, N200,000 and N100,000 respectively.

The presentation of cash prizes to to the veteran category winners was done by the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku.

All the COVID-19 protocols approved by the Lagos Government were followed strictly at the event by the race officials.

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The athletes were given two disposable facemasks each at the start point at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

The organisers also created cells of six athletes each on a single row, which helped in social distancing before the race commenced.