Kenya’s Sang wins 9th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Posted : 10 February 2024

Kenya’s Bernard Sang won the 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday with a time of 2:16:49.

Sang led his compatriots Silas Cheprot, who finished with a time of 2:16:54, and Godffrey Birger, who completed the race in 2:17:43, securing the second and third places, respectively.

Once again, it was an all-Kenyan affair in the men’s category, with the athletes finishing first, second, and third, respectively.

In the women’s category, Chala Kebene from Ethiopia claimed the first position with a time of 2:41:01.

Kenya’s Ruth Aga secured the second position with a time of 2:41:41, while Sharon Cherop from Ethiopia came third with a time of 2:42:00.

Bernard Sang, who had previously placed third at the 2023 Lagos City Marathon (8th Edition), improved his timing to outpace 88 other elite runners and win the 2024 race.

Sang mentioned that he had to work harder, practicing for six months to secure the victory.

“I practiced hard to win this race because I needed to be faster, though I was unable to beat my personal best because Lagos is hotter,” he said.

Sang also emerged as the first-place finisher at the 42nd Istanbul Marathon, the world’s only intercontinental footrace, completing it in 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 49 seconds – almost five minutes faster than the Lagos race.

Having also won the grand prize of 50,000 dollars, Sang expressed his desire to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The second and third winners in the men’s category received 40,000 dollars and 30,000 dollars, respectively.

The 42km race, commencing at the National Stadium in Surulere at 6.00 a.m., concluded at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island.

The Gold Label marathon, an annual event recently upgraded by World Athletics, aims to become the best marathon in Africa, reaching Platinum status by its 10th anniversary.


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