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3rd Edition Of CDS Armed Forces Half Marathon Championship Holds June 15

The third edition of the CDS Armed Forces and Security Agencies Half Marathon Championship is scheduled to take centre stage on Saturday 15 June 2019 at the Sports Complex of Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment in Abuja. 

Pic.10. Representative of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), AVM Nurudeen Balogun (R) during the unveiling of the Unveiling of CDS Armed Forces and Security Agencies Half Marathon Championships Logo in Abuja

The half Marathon tagged  “Together We Are” is expected to cover a distance of 21.5km for the regular marathoners starting point from the Public Service at Dei-Dei along Kubwa Express way.

This year’s edition will include the participation of Veterans Officers and they are expected to cover a distance of 10km starting from the Tipper garage along the same express way.

In a press conference heralding the half marathon championship held in Abuja yesterday, the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Commodore Nuhu Bala, opined that the marathon was put in place to further cement the existing relationship between the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the other security agencies through sports.

“The aim and objectives of the exercise is to further cement the existing relationship between the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the other security agencies through sports”

“The championship consists of 14 security agencies including the Armed Forces of Nigeria and over 250 officers have registered for the marathon, first edition of the championship took place in 2017 while the second edition was in June 2018.”

“The first overall winner will be given a Toyota Yaris 2018 model while the winner for the veterans category will take the Hyundai Elentra and other mouth watering prizes to be won including cash”.

According to Nuhu “the event also enjoys the goodwill and support of all the Service Chiefs IGP as well as the Head of Security Agencies”.

“As the members of the organizing committee for the exercise are drawn from all the participating Security Agencies and the Armed Forces of Nigeria  including representatives from the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Sports  and Youth Development as well as FCT Sports Council”he concluded.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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