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Kenyans Cherop, Barmasai control Lagos marathon

Former Boston marathon champion Sharon Cherop and upstart David Barmasai were the winners of the Lagos marathon ran on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria.

The former world marathon bronze medalist won the title in 2:31.40 ahead of Ethiopia’s Kebenne Urija in 2:31.47 to deny Kenyans 1-2 podium finish as Rhoda Tanui completes the podium in 2:32.29.

In men’s race, Barmasai clocked 2:10.23 for the title ahead Debeko Decamo in 2:10.55 and Paul Waweru was the podium finisher in 2:11.23.

Lagos marathon top ten finishers

Men

  1. David Barmasai- 2:10.23
  2. Debeko Dekamo- 2:10.55
  3. Paul Waweru- 2:11.23
  4. Cosmas Kyeva- 2:11.30
  5. Deresa Celeta- 2:11.35
  6. Paul Matheka- 2:11.48
  7. Wubshet Demisse- 2:12.48
  8. Moses Kurgat- 2:13.06
  9. Bernard Sang- 2:13.18
  10. James Tallam- 2:13.53

Women

  1. Sharon Cherop- 2:31.40
  2. Kebenne Ukisa- 2:31.47
  3. Rhoda Tanui- 2:32.29
  4. Mesereet Dinke- 2:32.46
  5. Winny Jepkorir- 2:33.55
  6. Chaltu Nagasa- 2:35.33
  7. Gladys Yator- 2:35.46
  8. Ayelu Abede- 2:38.01
  9. Pauline Ngigi- 2:38.43
  10. Salam Abere- 2:14.40
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