Ethiopians Sintayehu Legese, Dinke Meseret win 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon [Photos]

The tournament witnessed a total of 20,000 participants in the male and female events.

Ethiopian Dinke Meseret emerged winner while Alennesh Herpha and Kebena Chala took the second ($40,000) and the third position ($30,000) of the female 42km event at Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2019

Since the inception of the annual marathon festival no Nigerian has emerged winner, now in its fourth edition.

The tournament witnessed a total of 20,000 participants in the male and female events.

The 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is a competition sanctioned by the Athletics governing body IAAF in partnership with the Lagos State government.

In the male category Legese became the first Ethiopian to win with a time of 02:17:28hrs to beat all-time record replacing Abraham Kiprotich who won in 2018

Joshua Kipkorir and William Yegon joined Legese on the podium finishing second and third respectively.

Kipkorir with a time of 02:18:16hrs and his Kenyan compatriot Yegon came third with a time of 02:19:04hrs.

In the women's category Meseret emerged winner with a time of 02:48:02hrs, while Alemnesh Herepa who won in 2018 came in second with a time of 02:49:05hrs and Kebena Chala claimed the last podium spot with a time of 02:49:09hrs.

The best time Nigerians in the competition came in sixth place overall in the men's and women's competition.

Sunday Manasa recorded Nigeria's best time in the men's event with a time of 02:21:11hrs, while Deborah Pam was Nigeria’s best performer in the female event with a time of 02:52:59hrs,

Monetary incentives was given to the top three Nigerians in each category earning N3 million, N2 million and N1 million respectively.

While the winners of the competition were rewarded with $50,000 for the winner while second and third place received $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.

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