Abraham Kipton, Sharabutu Philibus, Debebe Tolosa, Halima Hussein Kayo, Dinatu Yohanna, Others #RunLagos At The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon
The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, with over 20,000 athletes had participants from 13 nations registering to compete for 92 million naira, the prize money for completing the standard 42.195 kilometres marathon.
The marathon sponsored by Access Bank, started at the National Stadium, Surulere at 7 am, taking runners through the major roads of the Old Lagos, the Third Mainland Bridge to the Lekki - Ikoyi Bridge, terminating at the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island.
Abraham Kipton of Kenya was the first to cross the finish line at 2:16:21 with Kipkemboi Hosea (Kenya) and Debebe Tolosa (Kenya) finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Halima Hussein Kayou of Ethiopia was the first female to cross the finish line at 2:38:36 with Alice Timbill (Kenya) and Aberash Feyase (Ethiopia) finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively for the overall female category.
Sharubutu Philibus from Nasarawa State was the 1st Nigerian male to cross the finish line while Dinatu Yohanna from Taraba State finished as the 1st Nigerian female.
The event was hosted by Gbenga Adeyinka and had performances from Olamide 'Badoo'.
"The 42km race is a metaphor for life, the message is for individuals to stay on track and focus on their journey" said Herbert Wigwe, CEO/MD Access Bank PLC "We would like to take advantage of this Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to request that you join your resources with ours to meet the needs of the underprivileged in our society," he concluded.
There was also a professional wheelchair race of 25km for special athletes.
The world class marathon had in attendance Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State; Honourable Solomon Dalung, Federal Minister for Sports; Hon. Deji Tinubu, Chairman Organizing Committee Lagos City Marathon; Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, President of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE); Osayi Alile, Head Access Foundation, and others.
About Access Bank Plc
Access Bank Plc is a full service commercial Bank operating through a network of about 366 branches and service outlets located in major centres across Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom. Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998, the Bank serves its various markets through 4 business segments: Personal, Business,
Commercial and Corporate & Investment banking.
The Bank has over 830,000 shareholders including several Nigerian and International Institutional Investors and has enjoyed what is arguably Africa's most successful banking growth trajectory in the last ten years
ranking amongst Africa's top 20 banks by total assets and capital in 2011.
As part of its continued growth strategy, Access Bank is focused on mainstreaming sustainable business practices into its operations. The Bank strives to deliver sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant.
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ABRAHAM KIPTON CROSSING THE FINISH LINE
ABRAHAM KIPTON(KENYA) 1ST KIPKEMBOI HOSEA (KENYA ) 2ND AND DEBEBE TOLOSA (KENYA) 3RD
ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON MEDALS
ATHLETES ON IKORUDU ROAD ALONG PALMGROVE
GOV. AMBODE AND HERBERT WIGWE PRESENTING ABRAHAM KIPTO N WITH THE $50,000 CHEQUE