“It happened because, I planned and prepared for it”, those were the words of Mr. Saibu Sesan Obasami as he celebrated his victory at the just concluded 6th edition of the Uniben Marathon race. The Race which spanned several kilometers began in the early hours of the morning, at the main Bowl, UNIBEN Sports Complex with over 450 participants.
Mrs. F.I Egbase, the Director of Sports, University of Benin Declared the event open with the females beginning the race and then the males.
The route taken by the athletes began from the main Bowl through the Benin-Lagos road, to F.G.G.C road into UBTH-Uniben Road and to Capitol (VC’s Lodge) and back to the main bowl where the finish line was.
Notable dignitaries were present to witness this edition of the Marathon, including Mr. Ogbeide Ihama Omoregie, member house of representatives, representing the Oredo Constituency who also participated in the marathon race.
Awards of cash prizes were presented to the first, second and third winners of both the female and male categories and consolation prizes were presented to many others who performed well during the marathon.
The 6th Edition of the Uniben Marathon without doubt was a huge success on record for the University of Benin Sports Department.
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