SportsKenyan Sang, Ethiopian Chala Win 2024 Lagos City Marathon

Kenyan Sang, Ethiopian Chala Win 2024 Lagos City Marathon

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February 10, (THEWILL) – Kenyan long-distance runner, Bernard Sang, emerged victorious at the 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon held this Saturday. The 42km race, now in its 9th edition, saw Sang beat around 80 other elite marathoners to claim the $50,000 top prize.

With a finishing time of two hours 16 minutes and 49 seconds, Sang bested fellow compatriots Simon Cheprot and Edwin Kiptoo who finished second and third respectively. Cheprot and Kiptoo took home $40,000 and $30,000 for their podium places. This was Sang’s second Lagos Marathon, having finished third in 2023.

The women’s race was won by 25-year-old Kebene Chala from Ethiopia, who also qualified to represent her country in the marathon at the 2024 Paris Olympics. As the women’s winner, Chala also claimed $50,000 in prize money.

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Completing the race in a respectable time was Nigerian Shehu Muazu, who was the first local runner to cross the finish line located at Eko Atlantic City. Muazu won a cash prize of ₦1 million.

Local participation was high for the gruelling race, which started at the National Stadium in Surulere, wound through the streets of Lagos, before ending in Victoria Island.

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Jude Obafemi is a versatile senior Correspondent at THEWILL Newspapers, excelling in sourcing, researching, and delivering sports news stories for both print and digital publications.

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