Journalists in Lagos are set to take some time off the newsroom to show they have the tenacity to undertake some form of long distance races.

The initial modalities and motivation behind a 10km Road Race to be named Lagos Media Marathon has been released.

Tony Ubani, the Chairman of the Lagos Media Marathon committee said it was necessary for journalists and indeed the public to give a closer look at their health and fitness.

Ubani noted that the planned marathon race is just one of the several programmes being put together to help media practitioners stay healthy.

“Our aim is to prolong the life of our journalists. Lagos is the Mecca of journalism in Nigeria and we want to take advantage of that” the Lagos Media Marathon committee chairman stated.

On his part, Dr. Qasim Akinreti, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Lagos noted that a media marathon is quite novel, and he expressed delight that Lagos is blazing the trail yet again.

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“This is first of its kind in the whole world because we have never heard of it before and that’s why it is extremely unique and with the support of the state government, we believe we are going to get the best” the Lagos NUJ chairman stated.

Yussuf Alli the General Manager for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and who will also oversee the maiden Lagos Media marathon assured that the planned 10km race will follow the world’s best practices.

The first edition of the Lagos Media Marathon has tentatively been fixed for Saturday, December 1, 2018.

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