World-class marathoners will be present at the Lagos City Marathon expo.

The top runners will be at the exhibition to pick up their race kits, which includes a running bib, timing tag, t-shirt, bag and other materials.

Matebo Levy, with personal best of 2.05.16, leads other marathoners to the January 31 - February 9 event in Lagos.

Kenyan duo Julius Kiplimo Maisei with a personal of 2.0813 and Patrick Kipyegon with 2.08.07, also an IAAF gold label runner will also be in Lagos for the marathon and be part of the lead-up activities including the expo.

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The women are not left out as familiar faces in the Nigeria marathon family Alice Timbli (2.25.03) and Georgina Jepkirui Rono (2.21.39) are all in the mix.

The 2018 Marathon Expo is expected to attract thousands of tourists and enthusiasts from different parts of the world.The event is open to the public.

Apart from the expo, Yussuf Alli, the General Manager Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, revealed that so many things were being done differently to ensure that the 2018 edition would be at par with the world best.

“There will be several training for all categories of staff including the media, medical, and technical officials.

"Our aim remains an IAAF Gold Label before our fifth edition and all hands are on the deck to ensure that we achieve the set goal and target,” said Alli.

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