The much awaited marathon starts in a matter of minutes as there are over 20,000 athletes with more than 150 local and international world-class runners participating at the inaugural edition of the Lagos City Marathon.
Citizens from Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Uganda, India, Cameroon, Asia and other parts of the world are very much in the city of Lagos to contest for the ultimate $50, 000 prize money to be given to the first.
Olamide Adedeji popularly called Olamide, media celebrity Jimi Disu, Rapper Ogunbote aka Jaayglow and national champion in 100m Adeseye Ogunlewe are also expected to be part of the exceptional event.
Meanwhile, winner of the 2015 Geneva Marathon, Peter Kiplagat of Kenya has vowed to run the 42km road race under 2hrs 17 mins to ensure he returns home with the $50,000 (about N15million) star prize at stake.
Big IAAF gold label runners like Abraham Kiptom, Peter Kiptoo Kiplagat, Amos Mitel, Sammy Kipkorir Kibet, Simpson Pkanaan Limareng, Nelson Kirwa Rotich, Kipkemboi Hosea, Philip Kiplagat Biwott Kenya and Isaac Kipkeboi Kosgei, Mehair Fesshaye and Ali Abdosh Muhammed are also in town for today’s 42km marathon showdown.
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Officials say the race starts at 7:30am
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