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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Kenyans Win The 2017 Lagos City Marathon

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum who won the maiden edition of the Lagos Marathon successfully defended his title on Saturday beating his first record at the maiden edition In a time of two hours, 15 minutes and 20 seconds.


Kiptum’s compatriots, Ronny Kiboss and Kiprotich Kiroi came second and third finishing in two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds and two hours, 15 minutes and 30 seconds, winning $40,000 and $30,000 dollars respectively.


Kiptum, after winning the tortuous 42.5km race said he was very elated at defending his title even as he promised to use his 50,000USD prize money to help indigent athletes in his home country.
“Yes, it was another tough race but I am happy I won and also with a better time compared to last year, I hope to this money to help the poor athletes in my country” the Lagos Marathon champion stated.


For the Nigeria cadre, there were new champions as Ilya Pam Nwanta won for men while Olude Fadekemi won in women’s category.
The development meant that Sharubutu Philibus and Olamide Oluwaseun who won the Nigeria cadre last year have been dethroned.

The new Nigeria champions have a N1 million prize money for themselves.
The Lagos Marathon race hosts over 50,000 local and international athletes from 27 countries, including Nigeria, participated in the race.


Extract from Premium Times



15 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Congrats to them. They know how to win marathons. Even in Olympics they always win

Isaacson said...

Wow Kenyans and marathon race...always winning everywhere....so just like that other guys came to our country and won such huge amount and now will leave 😁😁😁....dem for tell me say Na dollars be d prize I for gladly run and win....am faster than FLASH sef😉😉😉

KIDJO said...

Lagos State governor should stop dashing out money to these foreigners jor, haba. How can they come and be winning free money just like that? ..😠😠😠

Uniq Gem said...

Kenyans can run sha. Congrats to them.

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

This man should not come again to Nigeria. Abi Na hungry dey pursue him from Kenya?

I am annoyed. Where all our useless guys that pursue women to knack and agbero pursuing danfos and the rest, dem no need this money

Lora said...

Awon elemi eshin

Elixir said...

Please pardon my ignorance o... is the race suppose to be for foreigners or for locals that patronise them. This is suppose to be some form of poverty alleviation programme for Nigerians. They should stop dashing our monies out biko.

calabar chick said...

Nigerian man cannot win this one naa...no be swear!!!
Fufu and Eba too much for body, lol!
Congrats to the Kenyans,
I wonder how they do it.

missylynn said...

Congrats to the Kenyans
Kai!those people sabi run ehn

ganglion said...

These east Africans are good in Long distance /marathon races.. See money..

queen hadassah said...

I hope he's not an illegal immigrant and he showed them his passport and visa before collecting his prize. That's how Ghanaians be going for NYSC

Anonymous said...

I think it's wrong to include foreigners in Lagos marathons because they're supposed to encourage Nigerians with it.

Etsako Pearl said...

Nah,i think it has to do wit
Der weather,sumborri should pls expanciate mbok! 😂

SHAKITI BABY said...

Y did they include foreigners?

JJ said...

Abeg make una stop all these foreigner bashing. Our boys and girls are earning big money in foreign leagues and nobody is complaining. Put effort in training like the Kenyans snr maybe you'll be the next marathon winner.

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