Ethiopians rule Lagos City Marathon
Ethiopians Suntayahu Legese and Dinke Meseret have emerged winners of the male and female events of the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
Legese triumphed in a time of 02:17:28hrs ahead of Kenyans Joshua Kipkorir (02:18:16hrs) and William Yegon (02:19:04hrs), who placed second and third respectively at the IAAF-sanctioned event.
Nigerian Sunday Manasa, who ended the race in sixth place in 02:21:11hrs, was the country’s best male performer.
In the female event, Ethiopians Alemnesh Herepa (02:49:05hrs) and Kebena Chala (02:49:09hrs) were second and third respectively behind Meseret, to ensure a clean sweep for the East Africans.
Meseret was champion in 02:48:02hrs.
Sixth-place Deborah Pam (02:52:59hrs) was Nigeria’s best performer in the female event.