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Abraham Kiprotich wins $50,000 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Prize

Kenyan-Born French long-distance runner, Abraham Kiprotich, has finished first at the Lagos City Marathon to emerge the winner of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, 2018 with a record breaking timing of 2hrs 8mins.
Kiprotich won the 42km race in a time of 2:15:04 and will take home the $50,000 prize money.
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The Lagos City Marathon is an annual athletic event hosted by the Lagos State Government which brings athletes and people from different countries around the continent to compete in the 26 miles event in order to win the bronze prize.
Ethiopian lady Herpha Guta also emerged as the first female to finish the race.
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Ilya Pam wins the indigenous race with 2hrs 27mins.
Speaking during the prize presentation, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode 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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