Lagos City Marathon: Abraham Kiprotich wins 3rd edition

Kiprotich Kenya-born French athlete wins Lagos City Marathon

Kiprotich Kenya-born French athlete wins Lagos City Marathon

Kenyan duo of Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss and Benjamin Bitok came second and third finishing in 2:13:23hrs and 2:13:29hrs, winning $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.

For the females, Ayelu Hordofa from Kenya emerged first with a time of 2:35:17, while compatriots Herma Guta came second with 2:38:25 and Girma Getachew third with 2:38:36.

"I am excited about this event and it is good for the image of athletics, Lagos State and access bank".

In the newly introduced 10km race, Akusho Rose won the female category with a time of 36:17: 70 while Faustina Oguh and Onah Sale came second and third respectively.

Ilya Pam won for the second time running while his closest rival and 2016 maiden edition victor Sharabutu Philibus emerged second in the indigenous category.

Gusau said the starting point of the race that the federation would come up with competitions and enlightenment programme for the country's elite athletes to up their game.

"I am promising that we can only get better by enhancing the performance of our athletes".

Governor Ambode also said, "We're at the Bronze level of marathons, but we want to get it to the Gold level, in the next two years".

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"By this time next year, we will make them to sweat for the cash price which we hope to improve upon next year by God's grace".

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Kiprotich competed in the Men's marathon but did not finish. I must commend the organisers of this race for a job well done even though this is my first time running in Nigeria.

There were also prizes for Nigerians in the newly introduced 10km race, which saw Sajo Ismaila (male) and Ona Salay (female) drive home a brand new saloon vehicle each and other mouth-watering prizes.

The 3 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon started on Saturday at 6.30 am at the National Stadium.

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