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Could this be the oldest man participating in the Lagos Marathon?

Could this be the oldest man participating in the Lagos Marathon?

A 67-year-old man Edwin Ekong was spotted among the mammoth crowd participating in the 2017 edition of the Lagos City marathon.

According him, his personal purpose of participating in the race is not ultimately for the prize gift, but a personal desire.

Edwin Ekong, 67, participating at the 2017 Lagos city marathon

Edwin Ekong, 67, participating at the 2017 Lagos city marathon

In the words of the medical doctor, “Marathoning is the triumph of desire over reason. So this is the triumph of my desire."

Winner of this year’s event will take home $50,000 while the first and second runner up will bag $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.

You can follow LIVE updates of the Lagos Marathon HERE

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