Access Lagos Marathon: Bunu Bunu boss backs Kipkoech to dominate
With less than three weeks to the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, President/CEO of Bunubunu Culture and Sporting Company Limited, Izuchukwu Udegbunam is tipping one of his Kenyan marathoners, Kiboss Ronny Kipkoech to win the race.
Bunu Bunu Culture and Sporting Company Limited are managers of Kipkoech, Joshua Kipkorir besides other Nigerian marathoners, who have shown class in previous editions of the championship.
Speaking ahead of the 42 km rac which holds February 2, 2019, Udegbunam said they are banking on Kipkoech to improve on his 2nd placing in 2017 and 2018 editions, considering the quality training he is undergoing.
“Kipkoech has been in top form and he is targeting the number one position this time out. He particularly wants to improve on his 2hrs: 13mins: 23secs of 2018, just 19secs behind the winner and has vowed never to allow fellow Kenyan, Abram Kiprotich outwit him as it were last year.
“Even Joshua Kipkorir, who was absent in Nigeria last year is itching to rule in Lagos. He has got lot of training and exposure from winning the Singapore Marathon held December, 2018,” said Udegbunam, who also spoke of plans to motivate Nigerian marathoners to stardom.
“At Bunu Bunu Sports, we’re also developing Nigerian stars. Indeed the likes of Adamu Muazu, Hamadjan Soudi, Gyang Emmanuel, Deborah Pam, Yohanna Dinatu, Ihekandu Philomina and Genevieve Njoku are marathoners that would be world beaters soon,” he concluded.
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