Ethiopia wins 2022 Lagos City Marathon

Ethiopia wins 2022 Lagos City Marathon

An Ethiopian, Geleta Ulfata has won the 7th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

 
Ulfata beat about 300 marathoners on Saturday to win the 42km race.

He will be claiming the grand prize of $30,000.

 
Ulfata also bested David Barmasai and Emmanuel Naibei, both from Kenya who finished second and third,  and will go home with $20,000 and $15,000.

 
First Female
Ethiopia’s Dagne Siranesh Yirga was the first woman to cross the finish line at 2 hours 33 minutes and 50 seconds.

She was followed in second place by compatriot Alemenseh Guta and Kenya’s Naomi Maiyo in third place.

The 42km race began at the National Stadium in Surulere and ended at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island in Lagos State.

Naibei and Barmasai won the 5th and 6th editions of the Lagos City Marathon.

 
NP/Confidence Okwuchi
Ethiopia wins 2022 Lagos City Marathon

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