UPDATED: Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time

UPDATED: Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time

Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum has emerged winner of the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and will be going home with the cash prize of $50,000.

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Kiptum won the 42.1km race for the second time after he won the maiden edition in a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 21 seconds.

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins 2017 Lagos City marathon

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins 2017 Lagos City marathon. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Below is our LIVE coverage of the 2017 Lagos City Marathon.

12.01pm 2017 Lagos city marathon winners - 1st Abraham Kiptum (Kenya), 2nd place Ronny Kipkoech (Kenya), 3rd place Kiprotich Kiroi (Kenya) are presented with their cheques.

Governor Ambode presents the gold medal to Kenya's Abraham Kiptum, winner of the 2017 Lagos City marathon

Governor Ambode presents the gold medal to Kenya's Abraham Kiptum, winner of the 2017 Lagos City marathon. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time and he looks happy

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time and he looks happy. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Governor Ambode presents the winner's trophy to Kenya's Abraham Kiptum at the 2017 Lagos City marathon

Governor Ambode presents the winner's trophy to Kenya's Abraham Kiptum at the 2017 Lagos City marathon

Governor Ambode presents cheques to Kenya's Abraham Kiptum, Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss and Kiprotich Kiroi at the 2017 Lagos City marathon

Governor Ambode presents cheques to Kenya's Abraham Kiptum, Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss and Kiprotich Kiroi at the 2017 Lagos City marathon. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Rhoda Jepkhorir of Kenya, first female runner at the Lagos city marathon is also presented with her trophy

Rhoda Jepkhorir of Kenya, first female runner at the Lagos city marathon is also presented with her trophy. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

10.30am Official Result

1st - Abraham Kiptum - 2:15:23s

2nd - Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss - 2:15:25s

3rd - Kiprotich Kiroi - 2:15:30s

10.00am Report reaching us has it that a 7-year-old, Damilola Oluwaseyi, just completed the marathon.

Damilola Oluwaseun, 7, crosses the finish line at Lagos city marathon.

Damilola Oluwaseun, 7, crosses the finish line at Lagos city marathon. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

9.40am Fadeyi, the first Nigerian woman, has crossed the finish line.

9.30am Rodah Tanuyi from Kenya is the first lady to cross the finish line.

9.15am Ilya Pam Nwanta is the first Nigerian to finish the race and he will be going home with N1million.

Ilya Pam Nwanta is the first Nigerian to finish the race

Ilya Pam Nwanta is the first Nigerian to finish the race

Nwanta crossed the finish line before Philip Sharabutu who was the second Nigerian to finish the race. Sharabutu had finished as the first Nigerian in the Lagos city marathon maiden edition last year.

9.10am 2017 Lagos city marathon winners - 1st Abraham Kiptum (Kenya), 2nd place Ronny Kipkoech (Kenya), 3rd place Kiprotich Kiroi (Kenya)

Winner Abraham Kiptum with other athletes

Winner Abraham Kiptum with other athletes. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins 2017 Lagos City marathon

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins 2017 Lagos City marathon

Kiptum will be going home with $50000 while Kipkoech and Kiroi will go home with $40000 and $30000 respectively.

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time

Kenya's Abraham Kiptum wins Lagos City marathon for the second time

Kenya's Ronny Kipkoech finished second

Kenya's Ronny Kipkoech finished second

9am After close to three hours of marathon race at the Access Bank Lagos City 42.1km, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum, has emerged winner of the 2017 Lagos city marathon.

This makes it the second time he is winning the competition.

8.50am' The leading athletes are ten minutes away from the finish the line. Abraham Kiptum won last year's marathon. He is neck to neck with two others.

8.45am An athlete has reportedly fainted on third mainland bridge.

8.40am Information reaching NAIJ.com has it that the leading athletes have gotten to Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi and are less than one hour away from the finish line.

8.35am Some special athletes are also participating in the race.

Special athletes at marathon race. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Special athletes at marathon race. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Special athletes at marathon race. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Special athletes at marathon race. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

8.30am Governor Ambode as gotten to the finish line as he awaits the winner.

8.25am As expected, some athletes can't keep up with the pace and strength of others and they wouldn't be getting to the finish line.

8.20am Surprisingly! some kids are also taking part in the race

One the kids looking dehyrated

One the kids looking dehyrated. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

More kids participating in the race

More kids participating in the race. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

8.15am The chairman Lagos state Sports Commission Deji Tinubu just shared a photo of the how the finish line looks like as we await the winner.

8.10am Remember Kenya’s Abraham Kiptom, emerged winner of last year's edition in 2hrs 21 mins, 20 secs ahead of his fellow compatriot, Hosea Kipkembe.

Debebe Toise of Ethiopia came third behind the Kenyans. So we expect to see the winner of this year's edition cross the finish line in the next hour. Who will it be?

Some of the athletes

Some of athletes. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

A cross section of athletes

A cross section of athletes. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Some of the athletes

Some of the athletes. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

8.05am The NFF president Amaju Pinnick and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access bank Herbert Wigwe just trekked to the finish line at the Eko Atlantic. They are awaiting the first athlete to cross the finish line.

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Athletes and volunteers at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Female Athletes at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Female athletes at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Foreign athletes at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Foreign athletes at 2017 Lagos city marathon. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

8.00am Some athletes look very excited about the Lagos city marathon as they resort to music and water to keep them going.

A female athlete listening to music in excitement.

A female athlete listening to music in excitement. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

An athlete smile for the camera with his bottle of water.

An athlete smile for the camera with his bottle of water. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Two female athletes have their headphones and look focus for the ultimate prize

Two female athletes have their headphones and look focus for the ultimate prize. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

7.35am NAIJ.com findings has shown that a 67-year-old man Edwin Ekong is participating in the 2017 edition of the Lagos City marathon.

Edwin Ekong

Edwin Ekong

According him, his personal purpose of participating in the race is not ultimately for the prize gift, but a personal desire.

The medical doctor told NAIJ.com: “Marathoning is the triumph of desire over reason. So this is the triumph of my desire."

7.20am Some dehydrated athletes take a quick stop to get water and continue with the 42km race. Remember the end point is at Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Women are not left out in the race. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Women are not left out in the race. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Women are not left out in the race. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Women are not left out in the race. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

7am The race has kicked off with the ultimate prize of $50,000 up for grabs. Who will get this?

Some of the athletes competing for the ultimate prize. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

Some of the athletes competing for the ultimate prize. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi

6.20am Governor Akinwunmi Ambode just arrived at the scene of the athletes warm up session in Surulere to show support.

5.45am Barely minutes to the start of the 2017 edition of the Lagos City Marathon, some athletes were caught taking a nap before the 42km race.

Athletes taking a nap before the race

Athletes taking a nap before the race

5.30am Deejay Celebrity continues to mix popular Naija Jamz right at the starting point to the delight of the athletes. As at now, we are yet to see any of the elite runners.

5.14am' The chairman Lagos State Sports Commission Deji Tinubu giving volunteers 'to do' instructions

5am' Hundreds of athletes are gathered at the starting point taking different warm-up sessions.

LIVE Updates: Lagos City Marathon

Athletes storm the Surulere stadium as early as 4am

4.30am A total of 100, 000 athletes from 27 countries including Nigeria will be participating in the second edition of Access Bank Lagos Marathon billed to hold from 7am to 2pm today, February 11.

The first athlete to reach the finishing point at the Eko Atlantic will claim the ultimate prize of $50,000. The first and second runner-up will go home with $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.

The first Nigerian to complete the 42km race will receive N1million cash.

Recall that Kenya's Abraham Kipton won the inaugural edition of the Lagos City Marathon in 2016 having completed the race in a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 21 seconds.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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