Run Lagos Participant Hoping To Win $50,000 in the Lagos City Marathon Faints On 3rd Mainland Bridge

A man participating in the Lagos City Marathon sponsored by Access Bank has fainted on the 3rd Mainland Bridge, according to reports. The unidentified man fainted out of exhaustion as medics rallied round to help revive him. It is believed he is in a stable condition.

The Lagos City Marathon attracts runners from over ten countries in Africa. Runners from Europe and America have also indicated interest to run in the race.

Abraham Kiptum has won the 2017 Lagos City Marathon


The 2017 edition of the competition has again been won by a Kenyan man. Abraham Kiptum has won the Lagos City Marathon for the second year running with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes. He will be going back to his country, with the star prize of $50,000. In 2016, the Kenyan athlete, won the maiden edition of the marathon race with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds. 

The female category was won by Rodah Tanui while Nigeria‘s Babalola Hannah won the wheelchair race.

Here is the overall prize money for the men and women participating in the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2017
This information is courtesy of Lagos City Marathon website.
1st Position $50,000
2nd Position $40,000
3rd Position $30,000
4th Position $20,000
5th Position $15,000
6th Position $10,000
7th Position $8,000
8th Position $6,000
9th Position $4,000
10th Position $2,000
1st Wheelchair Category N1,000,000
2nd Wheelchair Category N750,000
3rd Wheelchair Category N500,000
1st Nigerian N1,000,000
2nd Nigerian N 750,000
3rd Nigerian N 500,000
4th Nigerian N 300,000
5th Nigerian      N 200,000
6th Nigerian N 100,000
7th Nigerian N 75,000
8th Nigerian N 50,000
9th Nigerian N 40,000
10th Nigerian N 20,000
11th to 20th Nigerian N 20,000

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