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Ethiopians Sintayehu Legese, Dinke Meseret Win Lagos City Marathon

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Ethiopians Sintayehu Legese, Dinke Meseret Win Lagos City Marathon

Suntayahu Legese and Dinke Meseret both from Ethiopia have emerged winners of the male and female events of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Naija News reports that Legese crossed the finish line in a time of 02:17:28hrs ahead of Kenyans Joshua Kipkorir (02:18:16hrs) who came second and William Yegon (02:19:04hrs), who placed second third respectively at the IAAF-sanctioned event.

Sunday Manasa, who ended the race in sixth place in 02:21:11hrs, was Nigeria’s best male performer.

Meanwhile, Alemnesh Herepa (02:49:05hrs) and Kebena Chala (02:49:09hrs) both from Ethiopia, were second and third respectively behind Meseret who finished in 02:48:02hrs, to ensure a clean sweep for the East Africans.

On the other hand, Deborah Pam who ended the race in sixth place in 02:52:59hrs, was Nigeria’s best performer in the female event.


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