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Lagos City Marathon 2018: Kenyan Born Abraham Kiprotich Wins Race

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Former IAAF World Half Marathon Champion, Abraham Kiprotich has won Lagos City Marathon 2018.

Kiprotich crossed the finish line in 2 hours and 8 minutes and will be going home with a 50,000 dollar prize money.

Herpha Guta of Ethiopia also won the women’s edition of the race. She did it in 2hrs38mins. Both won $50,000 dollars each for their efforts. Ilya Pam wins the indigenous race with 2hrs 27mins.

Kiprotich, who is Kenya born has now won two marathons in succession. He also won last November the 39th Istanbul Marathon, which covered 46 km.

Over 100,000 people participated in the IAAF Bronze Label Race which offers 208,000 dollars for grabs.

Speaking during the prize presentation, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said, “We’re at the Bronze level of marathons, but we want to get it to the Gold level, in the next two years.

“We’re tired of giving these trophies to the East Africans. We’ll be committing resources to training our Nigerian athletes so they can win the marathon”

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