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2020 Lagos Marathon: Husband and Wife become first Nigerians to finish race


Emmanuel Gyang and his wife, Deborah Pam, have emerged as the first Nigerians to complete the 42km race at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon.

We report that Gyang, who was the fist male Nigerian, finished 33rd overall with a time of 2:25.30secs.


Pam was the first female Nigerian to get to finish in her category, finishing 14th overall with a time of 2:45.17secs.

The couple had exactly three weeks after their wedding emerged the first Nigerian finishers in their respective categories at the seventh edition of the Okpekpe 10km International Road Race.

Popularly referred to as Nigeria’s No.1 long-distance couple, Gyan and Pam got married in May 2019.

Gyan, an athlete from Plateau State, also emerged as the first Nigerian at the 2019 Abeokuta Road Race, clocking 31.03secs behind Kenya’s Biwott Alan Kemboi who finished first in 28.76secs.


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2020 Lagos Marathon: Kenyan athlete wins big {Photos}


A Kenyan athlete, David Barmasai Tumo, emerged winner of the Lagos marathon Saturday morning.

The race, which is championed by Access Bank, started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and ended at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, a 42-kilometre stretch.

The Third Mainland Bridge, Osborne road, Parkview and Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge were among roads that were closed for the annual activity.

Last year, Sintayehu Legese of Ethiopia won the marathon. He finished with a time of 2:17:28.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Osaro Eghobamien, ran for ‘justice’. Well-known faces such as former Super-Eagles midfielder, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, also participated in the race.

Tumo will be rewarded with the race’s grand prize of $50,000.

The first woman to cross the finish line was another Kenyan, Sharon Jemutai Cherop.


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