[Photo] Owning a car was a dream I never had – Lagos City Marathon winner


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The 13-year-old girl who recently won the Lagos City Marathon says she never dreamt she could own a car. Check out the car she got as her winning prize!

New press reports claim that Vera Yohanna Dovou – winner of the recent 2020 Lagos City Women Marathon contest could barely control her feelings when the key of a brand-new Kia sedan car was handed on Monday 27th of July 2020 as the winning prize. The 13-year old lady was reportedly overwhelmed with joy to receive the car from organizers of the annual competition. 


Left: (Vera Yohanna Dovou – winner of Lagos Women Marathon race 2020) and Right: (Oyebode Dada Sunday – winner of the Men’s version)

During the presentation of the car gifts to the winners, reports claim that Vera Yohanna Dovou said she never dreamt of owning a car at such a young age. The young girl revealed that she trained for just one year and was participating in a Marathon event for the very first time in her life.

She showered praises on the organizers and sponsors of the Marathon event for the inspiring gift and she promises to return back to train better for future races.

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Similarly, the men’s version of the Lagos City Marathon race was won by one Oyebode Dada Sunday who is reportedly 17-years old. He also received a Kia Sedan car as a reward for winning the men’s category of the Marathon event. Sunday revealed that he also participated in a 10km Marathon race organized by JAC Motors in Abeokuta last year which has helped him to gain experience of such races. He also thanked Access bank and other sponsors of the Lagos City Marathon event for the amazing competition and beautiful winning prize.

In case you missed the Marathon event, watch the short video below to see the highlights;

  #RunLagos: Highlights Of 2020 Lagos City Marathon

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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