Kenyan athlete wins 2024 Access Bank Lagos Marathon

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Kenyan runner Bernard Sang on Saturday, February 10 emerged winner of the Gold-Label 4km 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, after clocking a time of 02:16:49 to win the $30,000 prize money.

The 32-year-old, who turns 33 in five days, did not beat his personal best of 2:10:59 set in Istanbul, Turkey, in the 2021 marathon.

Sang became the latest in a long line of champions from Kenya, who had won the 42-kilometer Gold-Label Access Bank Lagos City Marathon in 2016, 2017, 2020, and 2021.

Additionally, Edwin Kiptoo and Cheprot, two other Kenyans, placed second and third, winning $1,000 and $20,000 respectively.

At the 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Ethiopian Kebene Chala, 25, won the women’s division and was the first woman to cross the finish line.

The first person from Nigeria to cross the finish line in the 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Shehu Muazu, will receive a N1 million cash reward.

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2024, which started at the National Stadium in Surulere and finished in Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island, attracted over 81 elite runners from across the world.