The infamously congested, concrete jungle of Lagos is far from a runners' paradise, but with the launch of a new annual marathon organisers hope to show that the city's bad reputation is undeserved.
Abraham Kipton is the winner of the Lagos City Marathon.
Top stars expected to add glamour to the Lagos City Marathon have all arrived in the Center of Excellence and they have been talking tough with their eyes on winning the juicy prizes on offer in Saturday's 42km race.
Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer underwent "successful" surgery on his knee Wednesday and will be ruled out of action for one month, his agent said.
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
03 February 2016, 12:22
Fifty elite athletes who are part of the star-cast for this weekend’s Lagos City Marathon will arrive in the country on Thursday.
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
02 February 2016, 13:21
Barely 72 hours to the close of registration for the Lagos City Marathon, popular Nigerian artiste Keshinro Ololade a.k.a Lil Kesh has joined the long list of celebrities to sign on for the race that hold on Saturday.
02 February 2016, 20:18
Sports Minister Solomon Dalung vowed to tighten anti-doping measures after eight athletes tested positive during last year's All Africa Games in Congo.
02 February 2016, 20:18
The Nigerian contingent to Morocco, venue of the taekwondo qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games, will leave Lagos on Wednesday for the competition.
Friday, 29 January 2016
29 January 2016, 15:21
Andy Murray overhauled Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 to book another Australian Open final against Melbourne Park nemesis Novak Djokovic.
29 January 2016, 18:12
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have continued what Hingis calls their "fairytale" run as a doubles combination.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
27 January 2016, 18:19
Popular Nigeria Dancehall artiste Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie a.k.a Patoranking is the latest celebrity act to sign on for the Lagos City Marathon.
27 January 2016, 20:14
Andy Murray set up an Australian Open semi-final against the much-improved Milos Raonic on Wednesday when he weathered a fierce attack by David Ferrer on a day of rare success for Britain.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
26 January 2016, 20:16
Athletes that have registered their ambition to be part of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will from Tuesday, January 26, 2016 start collecting their bib numbers for the February 6 race.
26 January 2016, 21:53
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are 22-all in career head-to-heads, have nine Australian Open titles between them, and warmed up for a semifinal meeting with clinical quarterfinal wins.
Monday, 25 January 2016
25 January 2016, 13:54
Though the 2016 Lagos City Marathon will not flag off until February 6, the main lead up activities to the first full international marathon in Nigeria in 30 years, Lagos City Marathon Expo, starts on Monday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
25 January 2016, 19:16
For another day at the Australian Open, tennis collided with football in Azarenka's arena. She has been "dabbing" for days now after each victory and on Monday informed fans that she is a strong supporter of both NFL teams heading to the Super Bowl.
25 January 2016, 20:18
The IAAF acknowledged a battle to convince sponsors that it is confronting doping and corruption scandals amidst reports it has already lost Adidas as a backer.
Friday, 22 January 2016
22 January 2016, 17:16
The secretariat of the Lagos City Marathon was a beehive of activities on Thursday as music star Olamide, media celebrity Jimi Disu, Rapper Ogunbote aka Jaayglow and national champion in 100m Adeseye Ogunlewe all signed on for the February 6, 2016 event.
22 January 2016, 20:28
Serena Williams' latest on-court fashion statement is an attempt to "push the envelope" with a nod to classic tennis style.
22 January 2016, 21:36
Fans will always debate which quarterback is better. But there's no arguing it's one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
20 January 2016, 18:12
The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) contingents will depart Nigeria on February 1 for the 2016 Olympic qualifiers scheduled to take place in Morocco between February 4 and 7.
20 January 2016, 19:31
The Lagos City Marathon on Wednesday scored another first as transponders imported for the race arrived the Organizing Committee secretariat at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
20 January 2016, 22:34
World number one Novak Djokovic has called for those making corruption allegations to provide proof after blasting as "absurd" an Italian newspaper which suggested he could have thrown a match.
Monday, 18 January 2016
18 January 2016, 22:12
Eugenie Bouchard said she has zero expectations as she works to rebuild her career after a head injury, but offered glimpses of her old self in an easy Australian Open win.