A new course record was set at the third edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday as Kenyan-born French runner, Abraham Kiprotich emerged as the winner of the 42km Race.

Kiprotich finished ahead of the over 80,000 runners from across the world as he posted a new course record of 2:13:04 secs

The Kenya duo of Kibos Roony and Bitok Benjamin finished 2nd and 3rd respectively with a time of 2.13.26 and 2:13:29.

In the female category, it was an-all Ethiopia show as they claimed the first, second and third positions.

Herpha Guta was the first finisher in the Women's race.

In the Nigeria category, Iliya Pam kept his promise to successfully defend his title as he finished ahead of his compatriots in a time of 2.40.16.

Abraham Kiprotich

Sharabutu Philibus was the second Nigerian to cross the finish line while Williams Keffas made the podium in third place with a time of 2: 58:16

In the newly introduced 10km race,  Akusho Rose won the female category with a time of 36:17: 70 while Faustina Oguh and Onah Sale came second and third.

In the male category, although Adamu Shehu Muazu finished ahead of all the others, he was disqualified and Sadjo Ishmael was declared as the winner with a time of 30:56:01.

Stephen Daylop and Gorgum Loka were second and third respectively.

The 2019 edition of the Lagos Marathon is billed to hold on Saturday, February 9.

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