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Rhoda Jepkhorir: My dream is to marry a Nigerian

*Nigeria is my dream country

*Heading to another Access Bank event

*Aki and Pawpaw are my best actors in Nigeria

Rhoda Jepkhorir of Kenya, the first female elite athlete to cross the finish line in the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, who said she would not hesitate to marry a Nigerian if approached, is expected to return this year.

Oluranti Adebule with female winners of the Lagos City Marathon...Rhoda Jepkhorir collecting the champion's prize
Oluranti Adebule with female winners of the Lagos City Marathon…Rhoda Jepkhorir collecting the champion’s prize

Jepkhorir would not hesitate or even resist a Nigerian man who according to her are kind natured.

“If a Nigerian man should ask for my hand in marriage, I will marry him because Nigerians are nice people. Nationality is no barrier, so far he is committed and caring, I will have no option.”

The millionaire long distance athlete also said that she loved watching the duo of Nigerian actors, Aki and Pawpaw, saying that she was so attached to Nigeria.

“Aki and Pawpaw are my best actors in Nigeria, I have so much love for the Nigerian movie industry,” the marathon champion said.

The athlete, who is expected this year will be visiting Nigeria for the third time, said that winning the race was a dream come true for her. “The race has given me

Aki and Pawpaw...Rhoda Jepkhorir's favourite
Aki and Pawpaw…Rhoda Jepkhorir’s favourite

the opportunity to come to my dream country, I will come over and over again,” she said.

Abraham Kiptom of Kenya won the international category of the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, defending his title.

Philip Sharabutu also defended the first Nigerian male title and Emmanuel Gyang came second in the Nigerian male category. Gyang is eyeing to win this year’s event as a prelude to his plans to win at the Commonwealth Games. He said he has intensified his training.

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