Elumelu’s wife completes Chicago Marathon 6 months after Manchester race

Tony Elumelu and Awele Elumelu

Dr Awele Elumelu, wife of the chairman of Transcorp and UBA Plc Tony Elumelu, has completed the 26.2 mile Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Mr Elumelu shared photos of his wife completing the race on Instagram on Friday.

Mrs Elumelu posed for photos with her medal after completing the race.

“Congratulations #MrsTOE ❤️ on your completion of the 26.2 mile Bank of America Chicago Marathon. You continue to inspire,” the businessman wrote.

This comes six months after Mrs Elumelu completed the Manchester Marathon.

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The Chicago Marathon is a marathon race held every October in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is one of the six World Marathon Majors. Thus, it is also a World Athletics Label Road Race.

The race is limited to 45,000 runners and only runners who finish within six and half hours are officially timed.

Sponsored since 2008 by the Bank of America, the race has been held every year since, except in 1987 when only a half-marathon was run, and in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.