Kiprotich, Herpha win 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

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KIPROTICH
Shell Nigeria

Abraham Kiprotich has won the 2018 Access Bank  Lagos City Marathon 42km race.

The Kenyan born 32-year-old finished in a time of 2:15:04 and will take home the $50,000 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.

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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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