Kenyan Runner, Abraham Kiptum Wins The #LagosMarathon Beating Over 10,000 Runners

4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
(m) at 6-02-2016 02:19PM (4 years ago)

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Am sure you all know that Today is Lagos City Marathon.





Well the marathon is over and Kenyan Runner Abraham Kipton was the first to brace the tape.He won $50,000.

Abraham Kiptum of Kenya beat other top marathoners across the world to win the first Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Saturday at a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 21 seconds (2:16:21).

Meanwhile the first Nigerians to cross the finish line came 7th and 9th positions respectively and over 10,000 people participated in the race.

Emmanuel Gyan was the first Nigerian to cross the finishing line, but came 7th position overall.

The Kenyan, Kiptum with bib number 341, will pocket the sum of $50,000 for winning the tournament, while the Nigerian, Gyan from Plateau State, will be given the sum of N1 million for his effort.


Halima Huseen Kayo of Ethiopia emerged winner of the female category. She is going home with $50,000.

Dignitaries at the finishing line include the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, a Cameroon national, current President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA).

people who didn't make it? ...







.... and the prize money for the winners



Ennyolalekan (m) at 6-02-2016 02:36PM
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before nko? am not surprised wet be say na honeypot Lagos boys go dey run follow up nd down....

congratulobia jare my Man.
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okuboye (m) at 6-02-2016 02:36PM
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Na by Force
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gogoman (m) at 6-02-2016 02:41PM
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i'm ashamed of una for lagos oo, so una no fit buy common new mattress?  na wa ooo see the mattress na why
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Eazyatumeyi (m) at 6-02-2016 02:47PM
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You try congrats.
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ujmaria (f) at 6-02-2016 02:57PM
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Congrats to them, it's not easy
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emma4love3 (m) at 6-02-2016 03:01PM
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hebehehe....chai nigeria carry 7th hehehe....
my brother u correct bow....honeypot and
too much pounded yam and plenty meat
don finish us oooh.... see the kenya...
first just dey him face....u try bros
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kp45 (m) at 6-02-2016 03:44PM
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What do you expect when you invite a Kenya man. He takes it all on a marathon.
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osarobo62 (m) at 6-02-2016 03:53PM
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i hope those mattress no be the ones wey dem throway for Unilag
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Trueyarn (m) at 6-02-2016 04:04PM
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Congrat to the winners,I no surprise say kenya guy nah him take 1st,when he be say for their country,most of them dey use legs take pursue antelope catch.
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winace (f) at 6-02-2016 05:03PM
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D money wey dem go don steal jt to organise dis program na wa o. Wen Fashola was there, we didn't see any of dis lapses or dirt.
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dareper (m) at 6-02-2016 05:26PM
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Congratulations, its runs in their blood(i mean kenyas)
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concentrate (m) at 6-02-2016 05:52PM
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Welldone. you just cant take it away from them. #Kenya
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nwaafoigbo (m) at 6-02-2016 07:23PM
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ohboy see how dirt de mattress look shem to lagos state gov
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WhaleDog (m) at 7-02-2016 04:39AM
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Nigeria is what it is,leading Africa the way forward and collectively alleviating poverty through sport sponsorship and youth empowerment .Thank you big brother Nigeria.African government can emulate this gesture from Nigeria by contributing to poverty elimination on the continent .

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Mopera (m) at 7-02-2016 09:19PM
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I no
surprise say kenya guy nah him
take 1st,when he be say for their
country,most of them dey use legs
take pursue antelope catch
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okatee (m) at 8-02-2016 11:21AM
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I'M NT SURPRISE SAY D KENYAN WON IT, NA DEIR BIRTH RIGHT B DAT.
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zezprincess (f) at 8-02-2016 09:18PM
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Ok,money matters.
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favuman (m) at 10-02-2016 05:18AM
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chai nigeria carry 7th hehehe....
my brother u correct bow....honeypot and
too much pounded yam and plenty meat
don finish us oooh.
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