The long awaited Ogbomoso marathon race finally became a reality as the representative of the Minister of Youth and Sports development declared the marathon race open.
The Ogbomoso marathon race that began as at 7:45am Saturday morning saw many athletes who participated in the race but their is always a saying “there must be a winner there must be a loser” as Kareem Ramon emerged overall winner of the Ogbomoso marathon race.
The youth and sport minister who was represented by his media aide Kola Daniel spoke with Journalists immediately after the event.
“Minister believes very much in grassroot sports and believes in the talents and potentials of our youth in different sports hence this marathon. Though local, the Minister is committed to making it happen every year as a local event. Ogbomoso marathon will signpost other local Marathon so that our grassroots long distance races can be developed.
“The honourable minister is committed to bringing back long distance races and improving our athletics fortunes. In Pankshin as we speak MYSD has opened a camp,” he said.
Notable dignitaries in attendance were Dr. Amos Adamu former CSF Executive board member, Mr. Olamide George AFN President, Hon. Olamide Oyeniyi Yemi Timothy Chairman Ogbomoso South local government area, Hon. Seun Adeyinka Chairman Ogbomoso Central LCDA