BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Kenya’s Bernard Sang, 39, and Esther Chesand, 25, have won the male and female categories of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon held in Onitsha, Anambra on Saturday.
Sand won with 1.4:44seca.
Emmanuel Pam and Fadekemi Olude from Plateau came tops as Male and Female Champions of the Nigerian Nationality category in the 21 Kilometer Marathon Race which started about 6:30 a.m.
Pam was the overall 10th winner.
William Amposah from Ghana finished overall fifth, but was first West African to chest the rope.
Augustine Nwafor emerged the first Onitsha man to finish.
There were no officials of Anambra State Government, especially from the State Sports Development Commission at the starting point of the event and at the finishing line to receive and cheer the athletes.
Our correspondent reports that while the international marathon was going on in Onitsha, the Anambra Sports Commission officials were holding their monthly Walk for Life from Nteje Oyi council area to Aguleri in Anambra east council area.