Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:17 pm
A sexagenarian, Abiola Oshodi-Adeniyi Bada, who completed the 42km Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday said it was not her first time of taking part in such long distance races.
Oshodi-Adeniyi Bada, 68, and a retired civil servant, said she had taken part in such races outside the country and her aim of participating was to reach the finishing point.
“I am very happy to be part of this historic marathon which is the first of its kind in Lagos and the organisers deserve commendation.
“I did track and field when I was in high school and my love for sports brought me out to be part of this.
“If I get tired on the road, I will rest or probably enter one of the official buses, but I will definitely get to the finish point.
“I’m not here for the money but to exercise my body and also catch fun while participating,’’ the retired civil servant said.
Oshodi Adeniyi Bada reached the completion point at the Eko Atlantic, fulfilling her aim of finishing the race. And she commended the organisers for a job well done.
Officials of the Police, Military, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) provided security and ensured orderliness.
The roads leading into the routes were blocked to prevent vehicles from causing obstruction, a development that caused gridlock all over the metropolis.
Also, NAN observed an object suspected to be a drone was seen flying over the routes.
A drone is an unmanned radio-controlled aircraft used for surveillance.