Lagos City Marathon planned to go ahead with 10,000 runners, Bahamas Half goes virtual

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The Lagos City Marathon is planning to go ahead in February with a reduced number of athletes. However, there will be up to 10,000 participating. The event boasts that 20,000 to 100,000 runners and walkers typically participate and 200,000 have enjoyed the 10K or marathon over the past six years.

The World Athletics silver label race’s numbers may be reduced by two-thirds due to the coronavirus pandemic, but 10,000 is a mass gathering.

Kenyan David Barmasai owns the men’s course record of 2:10:23 from the 2020 running, while Sharon Cherop has gone as fast as 2:31:40.

The event goes on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Bahamas Half Marathon goes virtual

Meanwhile, the 2020 Bahamas Roadmasters Bahamas Half, which also features a half marathon relay and 10K, is set for November 16-22. Athletes will be encouraged to run from different locations during a six-day window. 

In order to have performances validated, competitors must show before-and-after race photos, and race miles and times, and only then would they receive completion medals.

They can choose to run on any of the six days, but the race he or she chooses to run must be continuous with no breaks.

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