South African, Nigerian and Zimbabwean groups have actually received the 2020 World Ultra Runners Champion at the Valuejet Remo 50 kilometres Ultra Race kept in Sagamu and Ikenne.
Dapo Sotiminu, Media Organizer, 2019 Remo Valuejet Ulra Race, made this understood on Sunday.
According to Sotiminu, Zimbabwe, who completed in the ultra race very first time in the nation’s history, ended up as the general 3rd location.
In the females’s group occasion, South Africans were leading with the integrated running time, ahead of Nigeria which ended up in 2nd location.
The 3rd position in the females’s classification was not chosen as Zimbabwe, Namibia, Madagascar, Niger, Cameroon, Mauritius and Ghana did not record points enough to be positioned 3rd as bulk of their professional athletes didn’t finish the course.
With these efforts, South African, Nigerian and Zimbabwean groups had actually received the 2020 World Ultra Runners Champion.
In the Guy’s Specific Race, South Africa’s Thobile Mbolekwa returned at a time of 3 hours 02 seconds to win the guys’s race.
Mbolekwa ended up being the champ and likewise set a champion record in Africa.
Zimbabwe’s Prosper Mutwra ended up in 2nd location at a time of 3: 05: 25 seconds.
Mutwra stated he would remain back in Nigeria to stage an obstacle versus the Kenyans and Ethiopians at the Lagos City Marathon turning up in the next couple of months.
Nigeria’s marathon champ, Ilya Pam, from Plateau, ended up in the 3rd position at a time of 3: 12: 39 seconds.
He likewise emerged the very first Nigerian to cross the goal, therefore winning the unique prize money of N1 million contributed by the Chairman of Valuejet Airlines, Kunle Soname.
In the females’s private race, South Africa’s Saneliswe Mbangwa, emerged the champ when breasted the tape at 3: 04: 45 to win the females’s race.
Likewise, in the 2nd location was Nigeria’s Elizabeth Nuhu Power after running a time of 3: 47:39
Nuhu Power had in November likewise emerged 2nd location at the Lagos Women Run.
With her efficiency, Elizabeth Nuhu Power, won the Nigerian reward of N1million contributed by Kunle Soname.
South African Leilani Scheffer won the 3rd position at a time of 3: 48:01
The group winners and private winners respectively got 2,000 dollars, 1,500 dollars and 1,000 dollars for their efforts.
Surprisingly, this is the very first time financial rewards would be given up the 35 years history of Ultra Running in the world.
South African professional athlete, Thobile Mbolekwa, explained the Remo 2019 as the most tough in the ultra race occasion he has actually participated in.
He admired the organisation of the race and the crowd’s assistance along the paths of the race, which was flagged off at the Sagamu International Arena.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Nigeria who was the Unique Visitor of Honour, praised the bold spirit and the passion in the professional athletes to run the 50 kilometres race.
Abiodun stated that Ogun federal government would be ever prepared to support an occasion like the Valuejet ultra race which offers youths possibility to establish themselves.
He assured that the race would be a yearly occasion, stating that efforts would be required to guarantee that the next edition was attractive.
Lead News Nigeria.