It was a show of East Africa at the eight edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday, as Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated the medals table to once again, to cement their place as the continent’s long distance race power houses.
Edwin Kibet Koech, a Kenyan emerged the overall winner of the 2023 edition of the 42km marathon 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.
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.