Over 2,000 women turned up for the 2017 edition of the Lagos Women Run held over the weekend.

The race kicked off in grand style at the National Stadium at 7:00am, Lagos taking the athletes on a 10KM run in central Lagos metropolis and ended at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

Oluwaseun Olamide, who was last year’s runners up, won the 10km race in 41:04:66. The defending champion, Fadekemi Olude, finished second with a time of 41:53:05, while Faustina Ogbu, came in at the third spot in 43:10:98.

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Olamide ran away with a cash prize N500,000, while Olude and Ogbu were given N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.

Different prizes from sponsors Bet9ja were also given to the triumphant athletes.

The event also created awareness on some social ills including: sexual and physical abuse, depriving the female child education and disparity in social equality.

General Coordinator of the Lagos Women Run, Tayo Popoola, said the public should expect a bigger event in 2018.

Head of Marketing, Bet9ja, Tunji Meshioye said not a lot of brands pay attention to women activities these days and that needs to change.

The next Lagos Women Run holds on November 10, 2018. 

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