Saturday, 10 February 2018

Here's all the fun photos & winners from the 2018 Lagos City Marathon #RunLagos

As expected, a Kenya-born French long distance runner, Abraham Kiprotich, won the 2018 edition of the Lagos City Marathon, returning 2 hours 15 minutes o4 secs.

Kenyan marathoners dominated the elite division of the race winning the first, second and third prizes in the male category. The Ethiopians were dominant in the female category.

For the first position of the 42km in the male category race, Kiprotich won with a time of 2:13:04, while his compatriot, Kiboss Ronny came second with the time of 2:13:26.

Victor Benjamin completed the Kenyan domination coming in the third position with the time of 2:13:29.

For the female category, Ethiopia’s Herpha Guta won the race, while compatriots Girma Getachew was second and Ayelu Hordofa third.

In the indigenous category, Iliya Pam won for the second time running while his closet rival and 2016 maiden edition winner Sharabutu Philibus came second. Williams Kefas came third in the long distance race.

For the indigenous 10km race, Stephen Daniels came first with a brand new GAC car worth N7 million, Poku Luka came second, winning N1 million, while Joy Musa was third and got N750,000.

For the 10km female category, Rose Akuso emerged winner and got a star price of N7 million with other incentives. Fostina Ogu came second with the cash price of N1 million, while Holland Saleh came third and got N750,000.

The event, now bigger than the last two editions, saw over 100,000 runners participants and $208,000 in prizes. The runners were from all walks of life; old and young, foreign and local, and even disabled.

While many made it to the finish line, some gave up or fainted halfway.

One of the most interesting part was the ‘balling-cyclist’ (stunt man), who kept the ball on his head for 42 kilometres and made it to finish line.

Some of the performers at the Lagos City Marathon include Tiwa Savage, Sound Sultan, Shey Shay and Kaffy the dancer.

Some of the dignitaries and celebrities include Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Sports Minister Solomon Dalung, NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Football legend Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha and actress and fitness enthusiast Kate Henshaw. 

See photos below..

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