Winners have emerged at the Third Edition of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Armed Forces And Security Agencies Half Marathon Championship.
CA II Gideon Goyet of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) clinched the star prize of a Toyotal Yaris 2018 Model for emerging the overall best and first position in the male category in a new record of 1 hour 11 minutes, 56 Seconds, while NSCDC’s Deborah Pam and Ayuba Dahiru of the Nigerian Army (NA) both went home with the Hyundai and the Innoson SUV Jeep for clinching the first positions in the female and veterans’ categories.
Also in the male race, the 2nd and 3rd positions were won by Emmanuel Gyan from the NSCDC and Gyong Dalyob of the NA, while the female categories were won by Akusho Lydia and Nancy Mathew of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
The 2nd and 3rd positions in the veteran category were clinched by Clifford Omoghiborn of the Nigeria Police (NP) and Dansebe Shehu of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and Nigerian Army (NA) came second and third in the team categories.
The over 250 athletes who participated in the event comprised of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Airforce, Nigeria Police and the Department of State Service (DSS).
Others were the Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), Nigeria Prison Service (NPS), Federal Road Safety Commisson, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Federal Fire Service. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) equally participated in the road race.
The distance for the regular athletes which cover 21.5 kilometres started from the Public Service Institute at Dei – Dei along Kubwa Express way, whilst the Veterans athletes were able to cover 10 kilometres with the starting point at Tipper Garage, along Kubwa Express way. Both the regular and veteran athletes ended their race at the Sporting Complex in Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment.