Kenyan duo, Tumo and Cherop win 2020 Lagos City Marathon


Kenya’s David Barmasai Tumo has won the 2020 men’s 42km Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

The 31 year-old triumphed in two hours ten minutes and twenty-two seconds (2:10:22) to win the star prize of $50, 000.

Sharon Jemutai Cherop won in the women’s category in a time of two hours 13 minutes and 38 seconds.

Both Tumo and Cherop smashed the previous records.

Tumo time erased the 2018 course record of Kenyan Abraham Kiprotich, who breasted the tape with a time of 2:13:04.

Ethiopian Sintayehu Legese who won the Lagos City Marathon last year finished with a time of 2:17:28.

In the women’s category, Cherop broke the course record time of 2:37:52 set in 2017 by Kenyan Rodah Jepkorir.

The 35 year-old Cherop is a veteran marathoner.

She won a bronze medal at the age of sixteen in the 5000 metres at the World Junior Athletic Championships.

She was the bronze medal winner in the marathon at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and won the Boston Marathon in 2012.