Ethiopia’s Ulfata Geleta Wins Lagos City Marathon

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Ulfata Deresa Geleta of Ethiopia has won this year’s edition of the 42km Lagos City Marathon.

The North African raced through some roads in Nigeria’s commercial capital on Saturday morning to beat scores of participants to claim the price.

He crossed the finish line at 2 hours 11 minutes and 54 seconds.

And the winner of the 42km race has crossed the finish line!

The race was not an easy one but the victory is worth every pain.

Congratulations!#RunForMore #ABLCM2022 pic.twitter.com/QFCnZXmq8C

— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) February 12, 2022

Organisers of the competition had announced the sum of $30,000 as the grand prize for the winner of the 42km race.

The 2022 edition of the Lagos City Marathon is the seventh in the series held in the state.

As early as 6am, participants trooped to the starting point of the 42km race at the entrance of the National Stadium in Surulere.

The moment when the Governor of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu crossed the finish line.#RunForMore #ABLCM2022 pic.twitter.com/TyC3l14vZQ

— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) February 12, 2022

They ran all the way to the Eko Atlantic City along the Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island, although not all who started finished the race.

On the other hand, the 10km runners began their contest at Lekki Phase I and raced to the finishing point also at the Eko Atlantic City.

Congratulations to the winner Ulfata Deresa Geleta who finished the race in 2 hours 11 minutes and 54 seconds winning himself the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars (30,000 USD)#RunForMore #ABLCM2022 pic.twitter.com/uekF4eoTJR

— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) February 12, 2022

Shortly after the race was over, Geleta was presented with a cheque of $30,000 as the prize for winning the 42km race.

The first runner-up from Kenya, David Barmasai, who finished the 42Km race in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 33 seconds, also received a cheque of $20,000.

Presentation made to the 1st Runner up, David Barmasai who finished the 42Km race in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 33 seconds.

Congratulations on winning Twenty Thousand Dollars (20,000 USD)#RunForMore #ABLCM2022 pic.twitter.com/i3ALFhMp31

— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) February 12, 2022

 

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