David Barmasai Tumo: Kenyan athlete wins 42km Lagos City Marathon, bags $50,000

David Barmasai Tumo: Kenyan athlete wins 42km Lagos City Marathon, bags $50,000

- Kenyan athlete David Barmasai Tumo has won the 42km Lagos City Marathon

- The 31-year-old will be going home with $50,000 after winning the 42km race in just 2 hours, 10 minutes and 23 seconds

- Another Kenyan athlete Sharon Jemutai Cherop won the female category as she will also be going home with $50,000

Kenyan athlete David Barmasai Tumo has emerged winner of the 2020 Lagos City Marathon held on Saturday, February 8.

The 42km race which commenced at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos state, saw David Barmasai Tumo cross the finish line at the Eko Atlantic in a course record time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 23 seconds.

Barmasai, who is 31-year-old, will be going home with $50,000 after winning the 42km race.

Barmasia was born in Eldoret Kenya and was the winner of the 2011 Dubai Marathon.

He came fifth at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.

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In the female category, Kenya's Sharon Jemutai Cherop emerged first female athlete to cross the finish line in a time of 2 hours, 31 minutes, 38 seconds.

She will also be going home with $50,000.

The first Nigerian to cross the line is long distance racer and national champion Emmanuel Gyang.

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Last year, Legit.ng reported that Sintayehu Legese from Ethiopia 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.

It was a clean sweep for the East African nations as Kenya's Joshua Kipkorir finished in second place to go home with $40,000 while another Kenyan William Yegon went home with $30,000 as he finished third.

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In the female category, Meleka Meseret Dinke from Ethiopia became the first female runner to cross the finish line as she also went home with the grand prize of $50,000.

Gideon Goyet became the first Nigerian to cross the finish line as he went home with N3million.

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