Ethiopian nationals win $60,000 first prize


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, at exactly 8:03 am, crossed the finish line of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, and ceremonially became the first athlete to breast the final ribbon, just as the Ethiopian’s runner, Ulfata Deresa, finished the 42-kilometre-long race 11 minutes after the Governor’s arrival and became the winner of the marathon’s 7th edition in the male category. 

Deresa set a new finish time record of 2:11:58 and clinched a $30,000 cash prize.

Sanwo-Olu, who teamed up with his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Minister for Sport and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare; Edo State deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shuaibu, Lagos Head of Service…

Source: Nigerian Tribune