Kenyan athlete, David Barmasai Tumo, has emerged winner of the Lagos marathon 2020 sponsored by Access bank Saturday morning.The grand prize for the race is $50,000.
The first woman to cross the finish line was another Kenyan, Sharon Jemutai Cherop.
The race,started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and ended at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, a 42-kilometre stretch.
The Third Mainland Bridge, Osborne road, Parkview and Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge and some other roads were closed for the annual activity.
Newsannexonline recalls that Sintayehu Legese of Ethiopia won the marathon last year. He finished with a time of 2:17:28.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Osaro Eghobamien, ran for ‘justice’. Well-known faces at the race this year include former Super-Eagles midfielder, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, who also participated in the race.