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Onitsha City Marathon 2019 will see the winner go home with prize money of $10, 00. Source: Nairaland

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.

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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.

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More than 26 foreign athletes will take part in the Onitsha City Marathon 2019/Nairaland

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.

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Onitsha City Marathon 2019 starting point/Nairaland

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 

21km ONITSHA CITY MARATHON 2019 PRIZE MONEY FOR MEN AND WOMEN
1st Position $10,000
2nd Position $7,000
3rd Position $5,000
4th Position $4,000
5th Position $3,500
6th Position $3,000
7th Position $2,500
8th Position $2,000
9th Position $1,500
10th Position $1,000

Prize Money For Nigerians At Onitsha Marathon

21km ONITSHA CITY MARATHON 2019PRIZE MONEY FOR NIGERIAN MEN AND WOMEN
1st Position ₦1,000,000
2nd Position ₦750,000
3rd Position ₦500,000
4th Position ₦300,000
5th Position ₦200,000
6th Position ₦100,000
7th Position ₦75,000
8th Position ₦50,000
9th Position ₦40,000
10th Position ₦20,000

 

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!