Kenyan Wins Access Bank-Lagos 2020 Marathon • Goes Home With $50,000 Prize

Posted by GRANDNEWS | 8 February 2020 | 824 times

* Tumo after the race

A Kenyan athlete, David Barmasai Tumo, emerged winner of the Lagos marathon Saturday morning.

Channels TV reports that the race which is powered by Access Bank, started at front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and ended at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island making it a 42-kilometre stretch race.

The Third Mainland Bridge, Osborne road, Parkview and Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge were among roads that were closed for the annual activity.

Last year, Sintayehu Legese of Ethiopia won the marathon. He finished with a time of 2:17:28.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Osaro Eghobamien, ran for ‘justice’. Well-known faces such as former Super-Eagles midfielder, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, also participated in the race.

Tumo will be rewarded with the race’s grand prize of $50,000.

The first woman to cross the finish line was another Kenyan, Sharon Jemutai Cherop. (Credit: Channels TV)

…Details later


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