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Sharubutu targets more glory after Paris debut success

05 April 2016, 21:45Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – After an encouraging finish at the just-ended Paris Marathon, Philibus Sharubutu is targeting more success in the international scene.

The Nigerian was among the highest finishers in the marathon run in the French capital city on Sunday.

Sharubutu, who clocked 2 hours 32 seconds, some 25 minutes behind the eventual winner, Cyprian Kotut of Kenya, expressed gratitude to his sponsor, Schneider Electric, the opportunity to participate in his first international marathon race.

“Finishing in the top 40 out of 50 000 marathoners who participated in the race is enough motivation to aspire higher,” said the runner.

He said he would not rest on his laurels.

“I will continue to train harder in order to contend with the best in the world in future competitions,” he said.

Schneider Electric, coincidentally one of the sponsors of the Paris Marathon, is reveling at the success of the star athlete it sponsored after his stellar performance in the recently held Lagos City Marathon.

“As a sponsor, Schneider Electric is excited by the performance of Philibus who donned the Nigerian colours at the race,” said Anne Ezeh, the Field Marketing and Access to Energy Director, Schneider Electric Nigeria.

She maintained confidence the runner had gained valuable experience which would enhance his performance in future competitions.

“We are also optimistic that this performance will encourage more Nigerians to participate in long distance races.” 

- CAJ News

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