The Federal Capital Territory is set to host World Marathon scheduled to take place on Saturday, the 29th of April 2023.
According to a statement by the Head, Media and Communications Unit of the FCT Sports Department, Vivian Onubogu, the Director, FCT Sports Department, Mr. Luka Istifanus revealed that the international event is the first of its kind in Abuja.
The essence of the event, according to him, is to bring in world champions to showcase themselves in the Federal Capital City of Nigeria.
Istifanus noted that international stars have registered to participate. The 42 kilometres marathon will be followed by a doping test to protect the integrity of the event, he added.
Istifanus stated that Nigerian youths stand to benefit immensely from the event, while arrangements have been made with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria for champions from various states across the country to represent the country.