#RunLagos: In Case You Missed the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Here are the Highlights

#RunLagos: In Case You Missed the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Here are the Highlights

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon was held last Saturday, and boy was it spectacular. This was the third edition of the 42km marathon and it could only be bigger. As many as 100,000 athletes from all over the world gathered to #RUNLAGOS for fitness, cash prize, cars, networking, selfies, and so many other reasons.

The marathon had a few types of races, most importantly the 42km race and the 10km race. Both were further divided into male and female. The 42km race started at the National Stadium, Surulere, and ended at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island. While the 10km race started from Osborne and also terminated at the Eko Atlantic City.

For the third year running, the 42km races were won by East Africans. Kenyan-born Frenchman, Abraham Kiprotich won the 42km race for the male category. He finished the race in 2:13:04 hrs. That time set a new Lagos marathon record, as it was three minutes faster than the previous record.

In the female category, Almenesh Herpa Guta, an Ethiopian, won the marathon. Guta and Kiprotich carted home $50,000 each for finishing first place.

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Sights and Selfies!!!

Here are all the gists from Twitter about what you missed!

First thing first! Clear the traffic.

But Lagosians do not like to hear word.

Who was in attendance? Legendary Footballer, Jay Jay Okocha was in attendance. Hope you didn’t miss him?

The Governor of Lagos was there with his crew.


Lasisi Elenu was there somehow, and he ranted small.

The athletes were all set to run even before 7 am!


What would you have done if you had won?


Journalists everywhere as race begins.

Kids ran too.

If she could do it, why didn’t you?


And, many had their own style for the race…

Let’s not forget about the cheerleaders.

Or the selfies!

And the winner is:




The governor celebrated the winner, but deep down he wasn’t happy.


Here’s why?

He wasn’t alone.

So there you go! That’s all the gist we can share. What do you think?

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