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As it happened: Lagos City Marathon

06 February 2016, 07:50Israel Ojoko

For the runners, Lagos City Marathon was indeed a great experience.

A lot of people worldwide participated in the marathon.

They are determined to reach the finish line.

12: 15 Some athletes still yet to finish, and are determined to get to the finish line

Nigerian journalist Shina finished in a time of 4 hours, 48 minutes.

12:30 more athletes still arriving the finish line.

Athletes receive their medals

The first three finishers.

First Nigerian to complete the 42KM race, Sharubutu Philibus from Nasarawa state. He won N1m

                                                                          Athletes who have completed the race queue for their certificate and medal.                

12:00 Some athletes are just getting to the finish point, while others are still on their way.

11: 15 Winning athletes have been handed their prizes

10:50 Abraham Kipton has been handed the cheque of 50 000 dollars after finishing in the time of 2:15:19 (two hours, fifteen minutes, nineteen seconds) to win the 2016 Lagos City Marathon.

First Nigerian to finish

10: 26 The Lagos Marathon is here to stay - Ambode

10:25 Ambode glad to host the marathon

10: 23 Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode climb the podium to give a speech

10:11 Sports minister Solomon Dalung just delivered a statement calling for support in sport.

9: 45 First and Second Nigerian winner just arrived

The first Nigerian, Emmanuel Gyan is 7th overall

9: 35 Abraham kipton crosses the finish line first and wins the $50 000 prize money.

322- Kipkemboi Hosea from Kenya came second and he gets $40 000 
324 - Debebe Tolosa  from Kenya came 3rd and he gets $30 000 

Still waiting for the first Nigerian

9: 30 The Athletes have crossed Law School (9:14am) 

9: 25 Athlete 341 ,Abraham kipton from Kenya enjoying a wide gap 

There are 23 Ethiopians and 14 Kenyans in this competition. 

The Governor of Lagos State is at the finish line awaiting arrival of athletes.

9: 24 Ahtletes have now passed Saka Tinubu area of Lagos.

9:21 Kenyan Athlete of Number 342 is leading the race

9: 02 Front runners now at the Lekki toll gate. Ethiopia duo in the lead .

8: 50 The Chief of Army Staff, Gen Buratai arrives the End Point 

7:17′ Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and the state commissioner for sports Deji Tinubu addressing the crowd.

7.20: The race begins

7.00 The race is about to begin

- News24


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