Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum has emerged winner of the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and will be going home with the cash prize of $50,000.
Kiptum won the 42.1km race for the second time after he won the maiden edition in a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 21 seconds.
Below is our LIVE coverage of the 2017 Lagos City Marathon.
12.01pm 2017 Lagos city marathon winners - 1st Abraham Kiptum (Kenya), 2nd place Ronny Kipkoech (Kenya), 3rd place Kiprotich Kiroi (Kenya) are presented with their cheques.
10.30am Official Result
1st - Abraham Kiptum - 2:15:23s
2nd - Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss - 2:15:25s
3rd - Kiprotich Kiroi - 2:15:30s
10.00am Report reaching us has it that a 7-year-old, Damilola Oluwaseyi, just completed the marathon.
9.40am Fadeyi, the first Nigerian woman, has crossed the finish line.
9.30am Rodah Tanuyi from Kenya is the first lady to cross the finish line.
9.15am Ilya Pam Nwanta is the first Nigerian to finish the race and he will be going home with N1million.
Nwanta crossed the finish line before Philip Sharabutu who was the second Nigerian to finish the race. Sharabutu had finished as the first Nigerian in the Lagos city marathon maiden edition last year.
9.10am 2017 Lagos city marathon winners - 1st Abraham Kiptum (Kenya), 2nd place Ronny Kipkoech (Kenya), 3rd place Kiprotich Kiroi (Kenya)
Kiptum will be going home with $50000 while Kipkoech and Kiroi will go home with $40000 and $30000 respectively.
9am After close to three hours of marathon race at the Access Bank Lagos City 42.1km, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum, has emerged winner of the 2017 Lagos city marathon.
This makes it the second time he is winning the competition.
8.50am' The leading athletes are ten minutes away from the finish the line. Abraham Kiptum won last year's marathon. He is neck to neck with two others.
8.45am An athlete has reportedly fainted on third mainland bridge.
8.40am Information reaching NAIJ.com has it that the leading athletes have gotten to Dolphin Estate in Ikoyi and are less than one hour away from the finish line.
8.35am Some special athletes are also participating in the race.
8.30am Governor Ambode as gotten to the finish line as he awaits the winner.
8.25am As expected, some athletes can't keep up with the pace and strength of others and they wouldn't be getting to the finish line.
8.20am Surprisingly! some kids are also taking part in the race
8.15am The chairman Lagos state Sports Commission Deji Tinubu just shared a photo of the how the finish line looks like as we await the winner.
8.10am Remember Kenya’s Abraham Kiptom, emerged winner of last year's edition in 2hrs 21 mins, 20 secs ahead of his fellow compatriot, Hosea Kipkembe.
Debebe Toise of Ethiopia came third behind the Kenyans. So we expect to see the winner of this year's edition cross the finish line in the next hour. Who will it be?
8.05am The NFF president Amaju Pinnick and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access bank Herbert Wigwe just trekked to the finish line at the Eko Atlantic. They are awaiting the first athlete to cross the finish line.
8.00am Some athletes look very excited about the Lagos city marathon as they resort to music and water to keep them going.
7.35am NAIJ.com findings has shown that a 67-year-old man Edwin Ekong is participating in the 2017 edition of the Lagos City marathon.
According him, his personal purpose of participating in the race is not ultimately for the prize gift, but a personal desire.
The medical doctor told NAIJ.com: “Marathoning is the triumph of desire over reason. So this is the triumph of my desire."
7.20am Some dehydrated athletes take a quick stop to get water and continue with the 42km race. Remember the end point is at Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island, Lagos.
7am The race has kicked off with the ultimate prize of $50,000 up for grabs. Who will get this?
6.20am Governor Akinwunmi Ambode just arrived at the scene of the athletes warm up session in Surulere to show support.
5.45am Barely minutes to the start of the 2017 edition of the Lagos City Marathon, some athletes were caught taking a nap before the 42km race.
5.30am Deejay Celebrity continues to mix popular Naija Jamz right at the starting point to the delight of the athletes. As at now, we are yet to see any of the elite runners.
5.14am' The chairman Lagos State Sports Commission Deji Tinubu giving volunteers 'to do' instructions
5am' Hundreds of athletes are gathered at the starting point taking different warm-up sessions.
4.30am A total of 100, 000 athletes from 27 countries including Nigeria will be participating in the second edition of Access Bank Lagos Marathon billed to hold from 7am to 2pm today, February 11.
The first athlete to reach the finishing point at the Eko Atlantic will claim the ultimate prize of $50,000. The first and second runner-up will go home with $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.
The first Nigerian to complete the 42km race will receive N1million cash.
Recall that Kenya's Abraham Kipton won the inaugural edition of the Lagos City Marathon in 2016 having completed the race in a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 21 seconds.