The first Onitsha City Marathon 2019 took place on Saturday, 5th October with the winner Bernard Sang going home with prize money of $10,000.
Sang, 39, from Kenya crossed the finish line and became the winner of the first IAAF and AIMS 21km Marathon in Nigeria in a time of 1:04:34.
For the female category, Esther Chesand, 25, won it with 1.4:44 seconds.
In the Nigerian category, Emmanuel Pam and Fadekemi Olude from Plateau came first as male and female champions.
Pam was the overall 10th winner with William Amposah from Ghana finishing overall fifth and first west African to touch the rope.
Also, Augustine Nwafor was the first Onitsha man to finish the Marathon.
There were over 26 foreign athletes from Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, and Ethiopia that took part in the Onitsha City Marathon 2019.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) endorsed the 21km Marathon in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Onitsha City Marathon Routes; Starting Point
The Onitsha Marathon will start by 6.30 am with participants driving advised to park their vehicles at the All Saints Cathedral field or at Ezechima Nursery and Primary School field.
This is because most roads around the start area will be closed and any attempt to drive to the areas may lead to congestion and delays and violators may be sanctioned.
All participants are admonished to come 90 minutes before the start time to avoid any rush or delays.
Onitsha City Marathon 2019 Prize Money
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Prize Money For Nigerians At Onitsha Marathon
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How To Watch Onitsha City Marathon 2019 Live
Spectators can watch the Onitsha City Marathon live around the course on Awka Road with good access coming from the Oguta Road direction.
Also, there are two grandstands at the finish area with free seating but on a first-come-first-served basis.
Can I watch the Onitsha City Marathon Live?
Absolutely. This can be done on the website!