Obudu International Mountain Race maintains $ 50,000 for top prize


The cash prize for this year’s edition of the Obudu International Mountain Race has been maintained at $ 50,000 for the winners’ in the men’s and women’s categories.

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The Local Organizing Committee of Cross River State Government-sponsored event have boasted that the prize that has been maintained for the past three editions makes the race the highest paying mountain race in the world.

‘His Excellency, the executive governor of Cross River state wants the race to maintain its status as the highest paying mountain race in the world. He is happy with the way the competition has been organised since its maiden edition in 2005 and wants us to make this year’s event even bigger and better in terms of the technical organisation of the race as well as the quality of athletes who will participate’, said, Patrick Ugbe, Cross River States sports commissioner,.

The race will take place on November 23 and the best Nigerian finishers (men/women) will bag home $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 for the first, second and third places respectively.

Meanwhile, the prize monies for the overall 2nd to 10th best are : $20,000, $9,000 $4, 500, $4, 000, $3, 000, $2, 500, $2,000, $1, 500 and $1, 000 respectively.

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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