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In a statement signed by Head Communications and Media, Olukayode Thomas, he said Ongori who started her career in Japan and won a number of All-Japan Corporate titles is delighted to be selected to run in Lagos.
Ongori was on the track running the 10,000 meters for Kenya at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.
She came to prominence in the half marathon in 2008 when she won the Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon in the fastest time of the year.
At the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships she won the silver medal.
Ongori won on her marathon debut at the Rotterdam Marathon in 2011, setting a time of 2:24:20 hours.
Ongori made her full marathon debut in April 2011 at the Rotterdam Marathon and she outran the more experienced Hilda Kibet in the final stages to win the race in a quick first-time run of 2:24:20 hours.(01/29/2020) Views: 2,010 ⚡AMP
“The IAAF and AIMS have a special interest in the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon so if you see their top officials at the third edition, don’t be surprised. Lagos is one of the few marathons in the world that got an IAAF Label after just two editions. This is a rare feat. The event had over 50,000 runners at...more...