Kiprotich, Gupta Win Lagos Marathon

Kenyan born, French athlete, Abraham Kiprotich has won the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 42km race in an unconfirmed record time of 2:15:04.

Herpha Guta of Ethiopia also won the women’s edition of the race. She did it in 2hrs38mins. Both won $50,000 dollars each for their efforts.

Having also won last November the 39th Istanbul Marathon, which covered 46 kms, Kiprotich has now won two marathons back to back.

About 100,000 people participated in the IAAF Bronze Label Race which offers over 200,000 dollars for grabs.

Participants defied an early morning rain to run in the race which started at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.