Sintayehu Legese emerges winner of Lagos city marathon, wins $50000

Sintayehu Legese emerges winner of Lagos city marathon, wins $50000

Sintayehu Legese from Ethiopia has emerged winner of the Lagos city marathon held on Saturday, February 2.

The Ethopia finished ahead of favourite Joshua Kipkorir from Kenya and over 10,000 other athletes to claim the grand prize of $50,000.

Sintayehu Legese finished with a time of 2:17:20. Joshua Kipkorir came second as he finished 55 seconds later than the winner.

Sintayehu Legese emerges winner of Lagos city marathon, wins $50000

Sintayehu Legese emerges winner of Lagos city marathon, wins $50000
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It was a clean sweep for the East African nations as Kenya's Joshua Kipkorir finished in second place to go home $40,000 while another Kenyan William Yegon went home with $30,000 as he finished third.

Male top 3 winners at Lagos city marathon

Male top 3 winners at Lagos city marathon
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Meanwhile, Gideon Goyet became the first Nigerian to cross the finish line and he will go home with N3million.

In the female category, Meleka Meseret Dinke from Ethiopia became the first female runner to cross the finish line.

Female top 3 winners at Lagos city marathon

Female top 3 winners at Lagos city marathon
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum emerged winner of last year's Lagos City Marathon and went home with the cash prize of $50,000.

Kiptum won the 42.1km race for the second time after he won the maiden edition in a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 21 seconds.

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