Wadata Barau and Kauna Bitrus on Saturday, December 10, 2022 emerged respective winners within the female and male classes of the 2022 Bonny Island Marathon.
The Marathon which is in its fifth version had over two thousand runners coming from throughout Nigeria.
Wadata from Bauchi State (52:49 minutes) declare first place, whereas Hamadjam Soudi from Cross River State (53:58 minutes) got here second, forward of Nkeki Yakubu Maina from Borno (55:18 minutes), who led to third place.
Within the feminine class, Kauna Bitrus from Plateau State (1:05:29) to picked up the highest prize, with one other Blessing Bulus from Plateau State (1:11:58) in second place, whereas Rachel Pepple Isaac from Rivers State (1:34:32) completed the race in third place.
Within the Indigenous Athletes class, Nengiye Wilcox and Rachel Pepple Isaac emerged winners within the female and male class. In the meantime, Hart Idawarifagha from Rivers State and Valuable Emenike from Abia State had been Teen winners within the inaugural Teenagers Class.
The Bonny Island Marathon for the previous few years has loved assist and collaboration with the Native Authorities Council. The fifth version was sponsored and supported by Nigeria LNG Restricted, Shell SPDC JV and Infinox Capital – a world monetary market training and buying and selling platform.
Bonny Island Marathon Teenagers CategoryAccording to Michael Udoh, Head of Gross sales & Operations at Infinox Nigeria, the Bonny Island Marathon challenge is one thing that resonates with the mission at Infinox Nigeria. And supporting sports activities growth particularly for the influence it has goes a good distance.
“Infinox is a market chief and I strongly consider becoming a member of different world digital change manufacturers to assist sporting actions, not simply huge sports activities, is a good way to provide again and make an influence the place there may be not a lot consideration“.
Bonny Native Authorities Council Chairman, Hon. Dame Anengi Barasua Dagogo Claude-Wilcox who ran within the VIP classes alongside different dignitaries, expressed delight with the turnout of athletes, officers and the native acceptance of the occasion.
“The Native Authorities Council has discovered the Bonny Island Marathon initiative to be a worthy initiative and that’s the reason we didn’t maintain again in assist. It has proven that our youths inside can decide up sports activities as a viable profession path whereas shunning cultism and social vices. Kudos to the hardworking group for the trouble to push the face of the Bonny Kingdom in a constructive mild,” Anengi acknowledged.
Undertaking Supervisor, Bonny Island Marathon, Boma Halliday, famous that the race, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, didn’t miss a single version and it is extremely thrilling to rejoice the fifth version.
“Bonny Island Marathon is a rising occasion and is pushing in direction of getting a label standing from the World Athletics Federation, which might put it in the identical normal with respected world-class races.
“We need to thank our sponsors, companions, distributors and supporters for being with us during the last 5 years. We thank the Bonny Native Authorities Council via the Chairman, Dame Anengi Barasua Dagogo Claude-Wilcox, our sponsors which incorporates Bonny Native Authorities, Nigeria LNG Restricted, Shell Petroleum Growth Firm of Nigeria Restricted Joint Enterprise, and Infinox Capital, together with our strategic companions in enterprise, logistics, hospitality and media particularly SuperSports for that includes our work on the Africa Sports activities Now.
“We thank the Bonny Island Journal, Outsaurce – our strategic advertising communications company for overseeing our model administration and stakeholder communications, Oteck Digital Options our enterprise associate, West Africa Exploration And Manufacturing Firm Restricted, West Atlantic Ports Companies, the Nigerian Navy, Civil Defence, Nigeria Police Drive for offering safety assist. We thank our Well being Companions Pan OJ Clinic, Delta Specialist Hospital, Island Medical, Morning Star Hospital, St. Peter’s Clinic, Channels clinic, Nigerian Purple Cross Society – Bonny Detachment, the Rotary Membership of Grand Bonny kingdom, the Youth Useful resource Centre – Bonny, Alpha Bravo, Reltech, Google Builders Group, West Atlantic Ports Service, Phantastic Properties, Bertals Nigeria Restricted, King Inexperienced Media, Suave media, AC media, Eleven O’ Six, Awanta Visitor Home, Amker Sports activities, FAJ Sports activities, Workxie Billionaire, Cedars Productiveness Hub, Bonny Youths Federation, and most significantly His Majesty, King Dr. Edward Asimini Williams Dappa Pepple III, Perekule XI, CON. JP. Amanyanabo and Pure Ruler of Historical Grand Bonny Kingdom, for creating an enabling surroundings and assist for initiatives like ours to try.
“We sincerely thank everybody who has contributed to the challenge over time, with out forgetting our Advisory Board, Inside Group and volunteers who’re the actual heroes,” Boma added.