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Akusho: I’m happy winning Lagos Women Run in my first attempt

Rose Akusho from Plateau State at the weekend broke the existing record and set a new race record in the 2018 edition of the Lagos Women Run, when she erased the earlier record set by Fadekemi Olude in 2016 which stood at 40 minutes 30: 24 seconds over 10 kilometres.

In weekend’s 10 kilometres Run, Akusho, who gave other runners 10 metres lead, finished at a time of 34minutes 35.07 seconds to set a new Race Record and took home N500,000 as the champion.

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Akusho, said after the race, that her performance was due to long term training ahead of the 2018 Lagos Women Run. “Immediately, I registered for the Lagos Run, which was my first time, my coach in Plateau state drew up a training programme for me which I followed strictly weeks to the race.  I arrived in Lagos one week to the race to get used to the weather in Lagos and the route. The result is my victory. I am very happy for winning this 10kilomentres race in just my first time of participation.”

In second place was Hudung Gyang also from Plateau state at a time of 35 minutes 41: 22 seconds. She took home N300,000, while the third place also went to another Plateau state runner, Monica Ezekiel, who finished at a time of 36 minutes 03:27 seconds to take home N200,000,. as the trio completed the Plateau state dominance of the Lagos Women Run 2018 as they won the top three positions.



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