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A Kenyan, Edwin Kibet Koech, has won the eighth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon at the 2023 edition of the 42km race was tagged ‘Push the Limit’.
The 39-year-old winner got to the finish line after two hours, fourteen minutes and six seconds (2:14:06), beating out Dekeba Tafa (Ethiopia) and Bernard Sang (Kenya), who came second and third, respectively.
In the Women’s Category, Alemeneshi Hereha Guta (Ethiopia) took the first position, Urisa Kebene Chala (Ethiopia) came second, and Naomi Maiyo (Kenya) was third.
Guta Hereha who was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday, finished in second place last year.
Scores of Nigerians and foreigners took part in the marathon which kicked off in the early hours of Saturday at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, and rounded up at Eko Atlantic City on Lagos Island.
Many dignitaries graced the event.