Untold Stories About Lagos City Marathon, 2017

The Lagos city marathon race hosted over 50,000 local and international athletes from 27 countries, including Nigerians participating in the race. Abraham Kiptum who won the maiden edition of the Lagos Marathon successfully defended his title and he did it in style this time, winning with a faster time of 2hrs 15mins 23secs.

A quick selfie with champion, Abraham Kiptum
Abraham Kiptum, second time winner, Lagos city marathon race, 2017
I have been preparing for this race over a year now, since I won the last competition for my country, Kenya- Abraham Kiptum, Winner of the Lagos City Marathon race,2017
She completely passed out
7 year old YOUNGEST CONTESTANT rinsing off after completeting the race
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode giving his remarks

Lagos city marathon race, 2017 was a very huge success. The event was properly coordinated, planned and every necessary logistics were in order. From directing officials, security and traffic wardens, the medical restoration team amongst others. Every unit worked hands-in-hands towards the success of the event. The race will be held annually, having this as it’s second edittion in cojunction with many private organisations. This year was spearheaded by Access Bank PLC with others like 7up, Aquafina water among others.