Organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have announced a $20,000 bonus for world-class performances at the 2020 edition of the race.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications and Media Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Bukola Olopade, who is the consultant for the race, which now has the prestigious IAAF Silver Label, said the aim is to encourage excellent performances at Africa’s biggest and best one-day event.
According to the CEO of Nilayo Sports Management Company, runners who run 2 hours.10 minutes and below will be entitled to a share of the $20,000 bonus.
Said Olopade: “As we have earlier promised, the 2020 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will witness a lot of innovations; one of which is the introduction of the $20,000 bonus for world-class performances.
“We are already bringing in some of the best runners from across the globe and we are confident that this unique bonus will further spur them to give their very best,” Olopade added.
As explained, the incentives range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the time recorded by the runners.