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31 stars, eight countries for Access Bank Lagos City Marathon




Thirty-one elite runners, including 24 men and seven women, from eight countries have signed on for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, according to the event’s General Manager, Yussuf Alli.

Of the 24 men marathoners, 11 have IAAF gold label and nine of them are from Kenya.

They are Abraham Kiptom, Peter Kiptoo Kiplagat, Amos Mitel, Sammy Kipkorir Kibet, Simpson Pkanaan Limareng, Nelson Kirwa Rotich, Kipkemboi Hosea, Philip Kiplagat Biwott Kenya and Isaac Kipkeboi Kosgei.

The other two gold label athletes, Mehair Fesshaye and Ali Abdosh Muhammed, are from Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Of the eight IAAF silver label men marathoners on the list, four are from Kenya; they are James Cherutich Tallem, Mathew Bowen, Linus Kipwamdok Chumba and Daniel Kipchirchir Komen.

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