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Preparation Heightened for Bigi Sponsored Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon



The town of Ijebu- Ode has taken a sporting look as youths are seen in the various athletic practice in preparation for the Bigi sponsored Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon slated for Saturday, July 17, with international athletes indicating interest in the 21kilometres race competition.

The activities in the town also show that efforts are in top gear in making the Ogun State Government initiated marathon a success.

The event which is proudly sponsored by Rite Foods, the market leader in the food and beverage company, will see marathoners being refreshed with its Bigi Table Water, at the six water points in every 2.5kilometres in the race which will start from Tunde Debasco Road, Ejirin, and ends at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode.

Produced with global best practices in purification, the Bigi Table Water offers quality, freshness, confidence, and reliability, and an ideal brand for the energy required for the long-distance race.

Speaking on the sponsorship, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Seleem Adegunwa, said Rite Foods like identifying with worthy initiatives that add value to lives, as demonstrated in the just concluded Bigi soft Drinks’ sponsored Nigerian Idol music reality show for budding artists.

However, the male athletes for the competition include Kenya’s Bernard Sang who was first at the 2020 Istanbul Marathon, Hosea Chirchir Kiplimo, Rhonzas Lokitam, Kilimo, Eliud Mewangi, Sammy Nyokaye, John Muriuri Mburi, William Amponsah, Titus Kipruto Kibiego, and Paul Korch. Others are Uganda’s Ezekiel Chepkoromk and Azerbaijan’s Desta Fitsun Weldu.

Not left out are female athletes which include Shila Jepkosgei, a World Athletics gold-label runner, Ghana’s Juliana Lariba Sakat, Kenya’s Gladys Jepkemoi Chemweno, Caern Jebet Maiyo, Ruth Karanja, Susy Chebet Chemaimak, and Hannah Wanjiru Gatheru, Also on the list is Uganda’s Racheal Zena Chebet, and Bahrain’s Damaris Muthee Mutua.

Other Bigi brands that will be also available at the water points include the 12 Bigi soft drink variants such as the Bigi Cola, Bigi Orange, Bigi Apple, Bigi Bitter Lemon, Bigi Soda Water, Bigi Lemon & Lime, and Bigi Tropical.
The rest are Bigi Chapman, Bigi Tamarind, Bigi Cherry Cola, Bigi Ginger Lemon, and Bigi Ginger Ale, as well as Rite Foods’ Fearless Redberry, Fearless Classic Energy Drinks, Rite Spicy, Bigi Beef Sausage roll, and Rite Sausage roll.

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