Kenyan athlete, Abraham Kipton, has won the Lagos City Marathon 2017 for the second year running with a run time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.
While Kiptum came first in the men’s category, his counterparts Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss, came second in 2 hours, 15 minutes 25 seconds while Kiprotich Kiroi, completed the top three clocking 2 hours, 15 minutes, 28 seconds.
He won the first edition of the marathon last year in Lagos on February 6, 2016 with a winning time of 2 hours 16 minutes, 21 seconds.
The Kenyan had previously bared his intentions to retain his title.
In a statement made available to the Communications and Media Department of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Kiptum said:
“I want to retain my title and run a sub 2.10:00 on February 11, 2017.”
“I came to Lagos as an underdog, nobody gave a chance, and people were expecting Kiplaglat to win, so I ran without any pressure. I know I will be the center of attraction on February 11, but am mentally and physically prepare for the challenge, I know am in good shape to win and do it under 2.100.”
Kipton is expected to smile home with $50,000 for his victory today.