It was a clean sweep for Ethiopia at this year’s Access Bank Lagos City Marathon held on Saturday as its nationals won the top prizes for both the male and female categories.
Suntayahu Legese and Dinke Meseret emerged winners of the male and female events respectively at the IAAF-sanctioned event. Legese won in a time of 2 hours:17:28 minutes. Kenyans Joshua Kipkorir and William Yegon came in second and third positions returning in 02:18:16hrs and 02:19:04hrs respectively
Nigerian best performer of the day was Sunday Manasa, who came in sixth in the male category with a time of 02:21:11hrs.
It was triple glory for the Ethiopians in the female category as Alemnesh Herepa (02:49:05hrs) and Kebena Chala (02:49:09hrs) came in second and third respectively to join Meseret on the winners podium.
Incidentally, the best Nigerian female performer, Deborah Pam was sixth in the category with a time of 02:52:59hrs. Table 7