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#RunLagos: 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon was AMAZING! Find Out the Winners & Inspiring Moments

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Congratulations are in order for Abraham Kiptum, the Kenyan athlete who came in first place at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2017 with a record time of 2 hours 15 minutes 20 seconds.

If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he also won last year’s edition. For the second time in a row, he has received a sum of US$50,000.

Rodah Tanuyi from Kenya emerged as the first place winner in the female category. She finished the race with an impressive time of 2 hours 37 minutes 50 seconds.

Read on for the list of other winners:

MALE CATEGORY
Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss (2nd position)
Time: 2 hours 15 minutes 25 seconds

Kiprotich Kiroi (3rd position)
Time: 2 hours 15 minutes 28 seconds

Tuwel Dickson(4th position)
Time: 2 hours 16 minutes 49 seconds

Oabi Tedassie Yae (5th position)
Time: 2 hours 16 minutes 55 seconds

FEMALE CATEGORY
Fridah Lodepa (2nd position)
Time: 2 hours 38 minutes 21 seconds

Alice Timbilili (3rd position)
Time: 2 hours 39 minutes 2 seconds

Emily Chekemoi Samoei
Time: 2 hours 11 minutes 20 seconds

Photo highlights of the phenomenal event are down below. Check out Access Bank’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to see more.

Governor Akinwumni Ambode

(L-R) Aigboje Aig-Imoukhede and Herbert Wigwe (MD/CEO, Access Bank)

First Nigerian male receiving his trophy

Even kids have stamina too…

The couple that runs together…


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10 Comments

  1. nwa nna

    February 11, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Very nice… Looks like fun, as a runner myself that has ran in Nigeria, my hats off to all the runners because I know the climate is tough & unforgiving.. Kudos

  2. Lagos Marato, not Kenyans

    February 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Why does Access bank allow professional runners to compete in these marathons? Isn’t it unfair competition? I’ve no problems with anyone running a marathon if they choose to, but I don’t think it’s fair to let professionals compete with amateurs. Especially since there’s a prize. These guys already have their professional competitions which u and I can’t compete. The target of a community marathon are your regular, everyday folks. But they don’t stand a chance when professionals show up. It’s unfair. And can we talk abt foreigners (excluding foreign residents) showing up just to run the marathon and leave with cash. What’s up with that? It’s unfair. Esp cos people pay (a token) to participate only to have their funds pooled to the (Pro) winner who jets off to his country.
    No value added to the community.
    .

    • nwa nna

      February 11, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      @lagosmarato,
      Race organizers cannot do what you are suggesting.. Races are ran all over the world and it’s typically the best person that wins no matter the ethnicity.. The same Kenyans have won the Boston Marathon, ING marathon and a ton of other international long distance races..
      My advice to my fellow Nigerians runners is, don’t get mad, train harder and next time a Nigerian might just win the race 😉

    • Judy

      February 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Start practising now for the next marathon in the process ask your self how many nigerians are earning money else where and coming to nijja without investing there .nijjas should be best in welcoming foreigners as they have invaded the whole world

  3. Ima

    February 11, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I think the Kenyan guy shouldn’t be allowed to run again next year, this isn’t the Olympics. It is to encourage Nigerians to run. If he wins again, it’doesn’t be discouraging for Nigerians coz there’s nothing to look forward to. Besides I was thinking it should be a Nigerians- only affair except you’re of dual citizenship with Nigerian passport…..this is just my thoughts o. …don’t come and call me names

    • Ima

      February 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      This auto correct sef. I meant to write that if he runs again it’d be discouraging for Nigerians.

  4. James

    February 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    What do the Kenyans know that the rest of the world don’t? Ha ha ha. They seem to dominate the sports in every country they participate. And it’s not a bad way of making a living. They win a few of these in a year and they can relax while the rest of us slave away at our jobs.

    Kiptum took home $50k, Not bad for a days job. And their ladies are no slackers either. Perhaps it’s time I moved to Kenya to learn their secrets. I could use the money.

  5. No one

    February 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    All I can see is Akinwunmi Ambode’s boobs.

  6. Judy

    February 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Start practising now for the next marathon jealous has never solve anything and how many nijjas are out their earning and coming back home to invest nijja should be welcoming as they have invaded the whole world

  7. Faith Basilia

    February 21, 2017 at 9:45 am

    As long as i’m concerned,all we need is training and self motivation.Cos we can’t achieve anything by doing nothing,thanks.

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