Edwin Kibet Koech of Kenya has won the 8th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
Kibet beat about 300 marathoners on Saturday, February 4, 2023, to win the 42-kilometer race with a time of 2:14:14 secs.
He will be claiming the grand prize of N23 million ($50,000).
Dekeba Shefa of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Bernard Sang finished second and third, respectively, and will go home with $40,000 and $30,000, respectively.
Alemenseh Guta of Ethiopia was the first woman to cross the finish line, followed in second place by Kebene Urisa and Kenya’s Naomi Maiyo in third place.
The winners of both the men’s and women’s races qualified for the marathon event at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Felicia Adetutu finished 10th in the women’s race and became the first Nigerian woman to cross the finish line.
She earned $2000 and N3 million respectively for both finishes.
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