Bernard Sang and Chala Kebene win Lagos marathon

The reigning Istanbul marathon champion Bernard Sang won the 2024 edition of Lagos City marathon held today in Lagos, Nigeria.

After finishing third last year, the Kenyan runner won the men’s title in 2:16:49 ahead of compatriot Silas Cheprot who was second at 2:16:54 before Godffrey Birger came third 2:17:43 in an all podium sweep for Kenyans.

In the women’s category, Chala Kebene from Ethiopia came first with a time of 2:41:01 followed by Kenya’s Ruth Aga who was second at 2:41:41 and then champion Sharon Cherop was third in 2:42:00.

Winners pocketed 50,000 USA dollars, second placed carrying home 40,000 dollars and 30,000 dollars respectively.

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