The Lagos Ladies Run, a 10km street race, is attracting many from completely different walks of life
The well-known Makinde siblings, Oluwafunmilayo, Oluwaseun and Mopelola, who took after their father to develop into pilots, are on target to make historical past on the 2022 Lagos Ladies Run.
The trio have expressed readiness to take day without work their busy schedule to hitch different members within the 12 November 10 km street race in Lagos.
Whereas talking with journalists in Lagos on Thursday, Oluwafunmilayo Makinde-Marcus, a company pilot and the youngest of the sisters, stated she is happy on the prospect of becoming a member of different ladies from completely different walks of life on the Lagos Ladies Run.
“That is going to be my first marathon and I’m trying ahead to it. As a lot as I would like individuals to study from me, that is me pouring out. I additionally need to study from others… ,” she stated.
“Although I’m presently within the aviation sector working, I’m trying ahead to different ladies in different sectors to additionally study from them”
For Makinde-Marcus, becoming a member of a course that seeks to enhance the lot of different ladies is sufficient motivation for her regardless that there’s a a million Naira prize cash for the winner of the Lagos Ladies Run occasion.
Tayo Popoola, the coordinator of the Lagos Ladies Run, stated the occasion has continued to point out it transcends sports activities, because it has consistently offered a platform for the development of ladies in society.
Poopola, whereas revealing that over 25,0000 runners will grace this yr’s race, thanked the Lagos State Authorities, Lagos Sports activities Fee, sponsors and the media alike for making the Lagos Ladies Run one in all its type amongst world street races.
“There are various folks that can be coming from outdoors of Lagos for this race, so we need to showcase the great thing about our state. This yr we can be happening a loop ranging from TBS, in the direction of Awolowo Highway, Falomo bridge by means of Olusola down and end at Onikan.
“On this yr’s version, we predict about 25,000 runners within the classes of the elites and the enjoyable runners,” she stated.
In the meantime, each the Lagos State Athletics Affiliation Chairman Solomon Alao and his vice Yemisi Tinubu have applauded the organisers of the Lagos Ladies Run for doing an excellent job over time whilst they pledged their continued help for the distinctive race.