A Sexagenarian identified as Abiola Oshodi-Adeniyibada, not only participated in the 42km Access bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday, she also completed it successfully.
Oshodi-Adeniyibada had announced at the Teslim Balogun Stadium starting point of the race that her aim was to reach the finishing point and she kept to her word.
The woman said it was not her first time of participating in sporting activities, adding that she had taken part in marathons outside the country in the past.
Commending the sponsors and organisers of the event, the retired civil servant said:
I am very happy to be part of this historic marathon which is the first of its kind in Lagos and the organisers deserve commendation.
I did track and field when I was in high school and my love for sports brought me out to be part of this.
If I get tired on the road, I will rest or probably enter one of the official buses. But I will definitely get to the finish point.
I’m not here for the money, but to exercise my body and also catch fun while participating.