Abraham Kipton, a Kenyan athlete has emerged winner of the Lagos City Marathon, hosted by the state government. He crossed the finish line at 2hours 16mins & 21 seconds. Halima Huseen Kayo of Ethiopia emerged winner in the female category of the competition, while Emmanuel Gyan was the first Nigerian to cross the finish line, but came in 7th place. Kenya’s Hossei and Ethiopia’s Debebe Ethosa came in second and third respectively.
About 20,000 participants started the race from the National Stadium, Surulere but only a few of them made it to the finish line – Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island. The winner will walk home with $50,000 while the Nigerian will receive N1 million .