Kenya’s Edwin Kibet on Saturday emerged as the winner of the 8th edition of the 2023 Gold-Label Access Bank Lagos City Marathon after returning a time of 2:14:06.
Kibet joined the league of winners of the Kenya-dominated 42km Gold-Label Access Bank Lagos City Marathon they won in 2016 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2021 and smiled to the bank with US$50,000 prize money.
Ethiopian runner, Dekeba Tafa, however, came second in 2:14:54, while another Kenyan, Bernard Sang, came third in 2:17:14.
In the women’s category, it was an all-Ethiopian affair as Alemenesh Guta won the race for the second time in 2:40:42 to follow her feat in 2018.
Urisa Kebene Chala also from Ethiopia came second in 2:40:42 while Naomi Maiyo who came third at the 2022 edition maintained her spot in the position with 2:40:56.
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East Africans Gyan Boyi, who emerged winner with 2:48:33, shared the podium with Adamu Shehu, in second position with 21:30:52, while Friday Yohanna came third with 2:33:02 for the male category.
The 42km race started at the National Stadium in Surulere and ended at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island.
It could be recalled that 76 foreign and other runners, totalling about 50,000 competed at the Gold-Label 8th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
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