ODAHIEKWU OGUNDE, Yenagoa
A member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Brass/Nembe Federal Constituency, Hon. Israel Sunny-Goli, has begun the search for long distance runners of Bayelsa State extraction.
Sunny-Goli recently unveiled the Brass-Nembe unity marathon race scheduled for next month in the state.
The unity marathon is open to interested athletes from the various ward headquarters from Monday to August 10, 2021.
The Chairman, Media/Publicity Committee, Mr Noel Inafa, said the race was for both professionals and up-coming long distance runners from Brass and Nembe local government areasmof the state.
He also said non-indigenes living in both LGAs are allowed to participate in the unity race.
Inafa noted that both men and women marathoners would take the same routes with the men starting from Chief Timipre Sylva Airstrip at Okpoama Brass and terminate at St. Barnabas School field at Twon-Brass.
He said the winner in the male category is expected to get N.5 million, the second position, N350,000 and third position get N150,000.
In the women category, the first female marathoner gets N.3 million, the second N200,000 and the third position gets N 100,000.