A middle aged man, Tosin Adadeji from Ogun State has emerged the winner of the 2022 Godfrey Okoye University, (Go -Uni) 20km marathon in Enugu.
The marathon was part of the event to mark the 10th convocation ceremony of the University.
The race started from the University temporary campus, Thinkers Corner and ended at the permanent site, Ugwuomu Nike in Enugu East local government area.
Adedeji finished his race on 1.07.18 to emerge the winner in male category and Kefas Williams from Plateau State finished second on 1.09.08 while Soudi Hamadjam from Cross River finished third position with 1.10.18.
The first winner of each category went home with N1,000,000 and second was N200,000 while, the third price recieved N100,000.
At the female category, Agofure Charity from Delta completed the race on 1.17.06 to emerged winner and Arunna Awawu from Lagos finished second with return of 1.20.58.
Esther Affigbo from Enugu who emerged champions at the just concluded 2022 Amstel Malta race in Enugu state, finished third on 1.22.42.
The Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, Prof. Christian Aneke expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the marathon, saying that Nigerian youths are smart, intelligent and talented.
He commended those that took first, second and third position in both female and male category, stressing that those who completed the race are all winners.
“I am satisfied with the result of today’s race which is inline with the convocation theme, “connectivity”.
“What plays out today shows that when I hear someone saying that Nigeria Youths are lazy, I shake my head and laugh, Nigerian youths are not lazy.
“Nigeria Youths are second to none in the world. The youths will do well of the old leaders give them chance.
“There will be Go Uni marathon annually and the pride will keep increasing and it will be my joy to see Go Uni marathon winners becomes national and the world best,” he said.
Aneke charged Enugu State Ministry of Youths and Sports to do more on sports to ensure that youths of the state performed well in sports activities
The Vice Chancellir expressed satisfaction after the medical teams conducted medical test on the winners and it turned out negative.