Kenya’s Emmanuel Naibei wins 2021 Lagos City Marathon

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Emmanuel Naibei of Kenya has won the 6th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Naibei beat about 300 marathoners on Saturday morning to win the 42km race in 2 hours 11 minutes and 37 seconds and also claim the grand prize of $30,000.

He bested the Ethiopian duo of Daresa Geleta and Demiso Legese who finished second and third respectively and will go home with $20,000 and $15,000, respectively.

Ethiopia’s Meseret Dinke was the first woman to cross the finish line at a record-breaking 2 hours 32 minutes and 16 seconds. She was followed in second place by Kenya’s Celestine Chepchirchir and in third place by Desta Muluneh of Ethiopia.

Istifanus Peter Mahan was the first Nigerian to breast the tape, thus claiming the one million naira prize.

The 42km race began at the National Stadium in Surulere and ended at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island.

David Barmasai Tumo of Kenya had won the 5th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon in 2 hours 10 minutes and 22 seconds.

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