Lagos marathon and road races prodigy, Aminat Olowora has hailed Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for embracing marathon and road races.
Olowora, winner of the 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m events at the Eko 2012 National Sports Festival would love to participate at the 2017 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon if invited by Governor Ambode.
The Oklahoma City University student, also won the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) women's cross country championships last November.
That feat ensured she was voted the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) women Athlete of the Year.
'I will be delighted to be a part of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon”, said Olowora who holds the Nigeria record in 5000m (15:47.6) and 10,000m (33:43.00) .
Asked why she did not register to run in the race coming up next month, the sensational long distance runner said she has to be invited to race.
'I am a student and I don't have the money to transport myself to Nigeria. This is why I haven't been home since I came here”.
Olowora reveals she has not done any marathon since she moved to the USA but says she is ready for the race any day.
'I am trained to run in any event, from 800m to full marathon. The last time I competed in the full marathon was when I was in Nigeria”.
'My main goal is to one day become the best in the world and I know to do that I need to out-run the Kenyans and the Ethiopians. I have been training hard to make sure I achieve this”, she said while revealing that she has beaten so many Kenyans and Ethiopians in the NAIA circuit.