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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

We have a winner for the 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and it is Abraham Kiprotich finishing first at 2hrs 8 minutes.


The Kenyan-born 32-year-old French man finished in 2:13:04 hrs to emerge the winner on Saturday, carting away the grand prize of $50,000.

Abraham’s time set a new Lagos Marathon record three minutes better than the record set by his fellow compatriot, Abraham Kiptum in the second edition of the tourney last year.

Kiprotich will take home the $50,000 prize money.

Meanwhile, Kenyan duo of Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss and Benjamin Bitok came second and third finishing in 2:13:23 hrs and 2:13:29 hrs, winning $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.

In the female category, it was a clean sweep by Ethiopia as the trio of Alemenesh Herpha Guta, Tigst Girma Getayechew and Ayelu Abebe Hordofa came first, second and third to win $50,000, $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.


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