The Ilorin University Medical Students’ Association (ILUMSA) has on the 30th of November, 2019 organized its 2nd edition of ILUMSA Mini- Marathon Competition to encourage sporting activities amongst students of the College of Health Sciences (COHS).
According to the executives of ILUMSA, the competition, which is sponsored by Professor T M Akande, is aimed at encouraging students to imbibe and indulge in the act of fitness and erase the notion amongst medical students that they can’t indulge in exercises because of their tight class schedule.
The Mini-Marathon event, which was tagged the “Prof T.M Akande ILUMSA Mini-Marathon Competition”, began around 7:30 am. It spanned its length from the Postgraduate Junction through Unilorin Main Campus axis and had its finish line at the SU Relaxation Center located at the old College of Health Sciences site.
After a tedious race between the 5 female and 28 male track runners who participated at the event, the winners of the male and female categories were announced. For the male categories, Mr. Adeleye Samuel toppled the race with a finish time of 29 minutes and 32 seconds and was followed by Mr. Bonu Innocent with a finish time of 30 minutes and a second. Mr. Makinde Abdul-Rasheed clinched the 3rd position with a finish time of 32 minutes and 21 seconds.
For the female category, Miss. Agbo Mary won the first place with a finish time of 49 minutes and 2 seconds, closely followed by Miss. Ezennadi Chinanza with a finish time of 52 minutes and 4 seconds while Miss. Zubair Oreoluwa got the third place for the category amwith a finish time of 55 minutes and 11 seconds.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion include the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Technology and Innovation), Prof. M. O Buhari, the Provost of College of Health Sciences, Prof O. T Adedoyin and the Representative of the Dean of Clinical Sciences, Dr Oyinloye, who all commended the ILUMSA for organizing the event in the course of propagating the tenets of fitness amongst ILUMSAITES.