Several top elite runners have shown interest in the maiden edition of Kaduna Marathon that is slated for the 21st of November in the city of Kaduna.
According to Bukola Olopade, Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited and consultant to the Kaduna Marathon, Kenya’s Sheila Jerotich, who is a World Athletics gold-label marathoner, has been confirmed as one of the elite runners that will grace the inaugural edition.
Other top runners listed for the events includes John Muriuri Mburu, a Kenyan who ran 1.02.08 in half marathon, and Rotich Mitei John from Kenya with 1.03:04.
Azerbaijan’s Desta Fitsun Weldu, Ethiopian Gebremedhin Silasssie Gebremedhin, Ugandan Immaculate Chemmutai and Lensa Daba Kabtimer from Ethiopia are also all listed for the maiden Kaduna Marathon.
Zimbabwean Fortunate Chidvizo, Kenyan Nancy Jesang, Ethiopian Mawcha Adane Nega and the Ghanaian duo of William Amponsah and Ismael Arthur will all be running at the Marathon.
The Kenyan trio of Gladys Jepkemoi Chemweno, Careen Cheptoeck and Shila Jepkosgei Chesang have also confirmed their availability.