Kenya’s Bernard sang triumphs at 2024 Lagos city marathon

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Bernard Sang emerged victorious in the 42km race of the 2024 Lagos City Marathon, surpassing 80 elite marathoners. He secured the grand prize of $50,000 with a remarkable finish time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 49 seconds. The second and third positions went to Simon Cheprot and Edwin Kiptoo, earning $40,000 and $30,000, respectively.

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Kebene Chala, a 25-year-old Ethiopian, claimed the top spot among women and will also receive $50,000. Both male and female winners earned spots in the marathon event at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

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Shehu Muazu emerged as the first Nigerian finisher, earning a N1 million cash prize. The race, starting at the National Stadium in Surulere and concluding at Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island, featured elite athletes from various countries.

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Notably, last year, the event attained a gold label by the world athletics body, just under eight years since its inception. This year’s results mark a significant achievement for Bernard Sang, who had secured third place in the 2023 Lagos City Marathon.

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