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PHOTOS: Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum Wins Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

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Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum has emerged winner of the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, defending his title.

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Abraham Kiptum of Kenya has won the international category of the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, defending his title.

Meanwhile, Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss, came second in 2 hours, 15 minutes 25 seconds while Kiprotich Kiroi, completed the top three clocking 2 hours, 15 minutes, 28 seconds.

He won the first edition of the marathon last year in Lagos on February 6, 2016 with a winning time of 2 hours 16 minutes, 21 seconds.

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The Kenyan had previously bared his intentions to retain his title.

In a statement made available to the Communications and Media Department of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Kiptum said:

“I want to retain my title and run a sub 2.10:00 on February 11, 2017.”

“I came to Lagos as an underdog, nobody gave a chance, and people were expecting Kiplaglat to win, so I ran without any pressure. I know I will be the center of attraction on February 11, but am mentally and physically prepare for the challenge, I know am in good shape to win and do it under 2.100.”

Kipton is expected to smile home with $50,000 for his victory today.

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Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay.ng

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