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Meet 7-Year-Old Damilola Who Participated In The Lagos Marathon


The Lagos City Marathon was held on Saturday 11th February.

Lagos City Marathon

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While you were at home probably devouring a mountain of food

African Man Overeating

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7-year-old Damilola was running with other adults in the Lagos marathon.

Damilola Lagos city Marathon

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She joined the race at 32km, which is at the end of Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge and made it to the finish line!

Lekki Ikoyi Bridge

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Damilola ran for 10 kilometres, an amazing feat for someone who is only 7 years old. In her words:

I feel happy that I was able to run the 10km, it was not easy but it was worth trying. It feels good,” she said.

We’re sure she’s going to do great things when she’s older.

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So amazing! You should also see all the amazing pictures from the Lagos City Marathon.