Ethiopian Athletes Dominate Lagos City Marathon

Meseret Dinke of Ethiopia (Photo: Premium Times )

Lagos, NigeriaEthiopian athletes dominated the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon  here with victories in both the male and female categories. 

In the men’s event, Sintayehu Legese crossed the finish line in a time of 2:17:28 followed by Joshua Kipkorir (2:18:16) William Yegon (2:19:04),  both from Kenya. 

The women’s race was an all Ethiopian event as they clinch the top three spots. Dinke Meseret finished first in a time of 2:48.02 ahead of her compatriots Alemnesh Herpa (2:49:05) and Kebana Chala (2:49:09) who came in second and third places respectively.

Prize Money:


  1. Sintayehu Legese (Ethiopia)  – $50,000
  2. Joshua Kiprotich (Kenya) – $40,000
  3. William Yegon (Kenya) – $30,000


  1. Meseret Dinke (Ethiopia)  – $50,000
  2. Alemnesh Herpa (Ethiopia) – $40,000
  3. Kebena Chala (Ethiopia) – $30,000