Plateau’s Gyang Wins N1m in Anambra Marathon Race

David-Chyddy Eleke  in Awka 

A road runner from Plateau State, Nyango Gyang has won the highest prize money of N1million in the maiden Anambra State Marathon competition organised by Thanos Charity Foundation.

The marathon which consisted of a 40.2 kilometre road race which started from Onitsha to Awka the state capital had over 1,000 athletes from all over the country in contest.

 Gyang emerged winner after completing the race in 2hrs, 26 minutes, beating other marathoners in the race.

President of Thanos Charity Foundation, Mr Ugochukwu Ifeanyi, told journalists that the aim of the event was to identify sports talents in the state, and give them platform to showcase their talents to the world. 

He said the Foundation is determined to improve sporting activities in Anambra State  as a way of supporting the Soludo administration, adding that the foundation  is in partnership with the Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Commerce and Wealth Creation as well as the Ministry of Health, to realise this.

He said the foundation aims to beat the records of Lagos City Marathon adding that the best talents would be handed over to the Anambra State government to be trained and would represent the state at the National Sports Festival.

Gyang beat two others marathoners, Ismael Sadjoh and Selengwe Constance who finished  second and third respectively for the N500,000 and N300,000 respectively.

Winner of the competition, Nyango Gyang who spoke to journalists said he was happy that the competition was thrown open for all people without restriction to only Anambra Indigenes.

He promised to register for the next edition and even perform better.

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