Mr Fadesola Adedayo, 25, a Nigeria-born civil engineer based in Canada, who is on course to complete a 17-day Abuja to Lagos marathon, says he feels fulfilled already.
Adedayo, who is running to raise $1million toward Stevens-Johnson’s Syndrome research, expressed his joy on his successful arrival on the 15th day in Ibadan en route Lagos.
A visibly spent Adedayo spoke upon his arrival at the Egbeda Toll Gate in Ibadan on Friday evening.
The race he began on May 13 in Abuja after the flag-off by Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, is scheduled to conclude in Lagos on Sunday at a rousing reception.
Adedayo said he embarked on the fund-raising marathon in honour of his late elder brother, Adeyosola, who had died from complications arising from the Stevens-Johnson’s Syndrome.
Late Adeyosola, a University of Birmingham-trained medical doctor, died on March 20, 2012.
Adeyosola had contracted the disease after an allergic reaction to a precautionary medication he took while heading a team of foreign-based doctors caring for HIV patients in Lagos at the time.
“As the finish line draws closer, I feel very good, especially with the fact that I will be the first person to accomplish a task nobody had done before.
“To do a standard 42-km marathon continuously for 17 days non-stop is no mean feat considering all the elements and challenges one has to battle along the way.
“I can’t wait to see everyone waiting for me at the finish line especially my family and friends who have been very supportive.
“I also made a lot of friends along the way from Abuja and miss my mum most especially; I’m looking forward to seeing her again in Lagos,” Adedayo said.
Reacting to how he was able to surmount the challenges of the harsh terrain during the course of the race, Adedayo gave credence to the support he received from …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper