Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich has won the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 42km race.
The Ugandan born long distan runner finished in a time of 2:15:04 and will take home the $50,000 prize money, joining Abhraham Kipton who won the race in 2017 in the record book of winners of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
Ilya Pam wins the indigenous race with 2hrs 27mins.
Speaking during the prize presentation, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said, “We’re at the Bronze level of marathons, but we want to get it to the Gold level, in the next two years.
“We’re tired of giving these trophies to the East Africans. We’ll be committing resources to training our Nigerian athletes so they can win the marathon”