Kenyans, Ethiopians Sweep Top Places In Lagos City Marathon

Kenyans, Ethiopians Sweep Top Places In Lagos City Marathon

Kenyan runners dominated the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, claiming the first three positions in the men’s event in Saturday’s 42km road race.

Kenyan-born Frenchman Abraham Kiprotich won the men’s race with a time of 2:13:04, claiming the $50,000 top prize, while Kenya’s Kiboss Ronny came second with the time of 2:13:26.

Victor Benjamin, another Kenyan, came third with the time of 2:13:29.

Ayelu Hordofa of Ethiopia won the women’s race with a time of 2:35:17, while Herma Guta came second with 2:38:25 and Girma Getachew also of Ethiopia came third with 2:38:36.

In the Nigerian category, Ilya Pam won for the second straight time running while Sharabutu Philibus came second.

Williams Kefas came in as the third best Nigerian finisher.

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