Meanwhile, Kenya’s Sharon Cherop has become the first female athlete to finish the 42km race at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon.
The 35-year-old won in the women’s category by setting a new record of 2:31:38, two minutes later than she made a similar race in Eldoret Kenya in 2018.
She also won the Eldoret City marathon in 2018 with a time of 2:29:57
Her compatriot, David Barmasai, earlier emerged winner of the male category of the 2020 Lagos City Marathon.
Both male and female 42km runners competed for the grand prize of $50,000 while the second and third place winners $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.