SPLASH FM IB. CITY MARATHON 2017 IN PICTURES
9TH IBADAN CITY MARATHON: SHARABUTU PHILLIBUS SCOOPS ONE MILLION NAIRA, EVENT RECORDS PARTICIPATION
## Sharabutu Philibus yesterday emerged first male winner of the 9th Ibadan City marathon 2017, while Illiya Pam came second; Abdullahi Ibrahim and Peter Istifanu came third and fourth position in the male category.
Thirty five year old Hudung Gyan Stephen, with number 271 emerged first in the female category of 2017 Ibadan City marathon of 42 kilometers, with Elizabeth Nuhu with number 503 coming second, Kistwana Stephen, Terressa Godwin emerged third and fourth.
Speaking after emerging winner, Sharabutu Philibus with bib number 501 who won the race in 2011, finished 2nd in 2013, 5th in 2014 and 2nd in 2015 commended Splash FM for organizing the marathon. Earlier in his opening speech, the chairman of Splash/ Lagelu FM and the Maye Olubadan of Ibadan, Chief Adebayo Akande said the "Integrity Marathon Race" was in conformity with global best practices, assuring that good governance, transparency and accountability which are the bedrock upon which the marathon are designed remain the ultimate objective.
Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and sport, Barrister Solomon Dalung has congratulated the Founder and chairman of Splash105.5FM, Chief Adebayo Akande for the successful completion of 9th Ibadan City Marathon race.
The Minister stated this while presenting a plague of honour to Chief Adebayo Akande yesterday in recognition of outstanding contribution toward the sponsoring of marathon race since inception in Oyo state.