Lagos City Marathon in pictures + why winner, David Tumo got $20,000 extra

Lagos City Marathon in pictures + why winner, David Tumo got $20,000 extra

It is no longer news that David Tumo of Kenya won the 5th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Tumo beat thousands of marathoners to win th

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It is no longer news that David Tumo of Kenya won the 5th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Tumo beat thousands of marathoners to win the 42km race in 2 hours 10mins 22 seconds, thus claiming the grand prize of $50,000. But what many don’t know is that he got an additional $20,000 for breaking the marathon’s four-year record.

According to the organizers of 2020 Lagos City Marathon, David Tumo broke the marathon’s four-year record in 42km race with a time lesser than what previous winners had recorded. In 2016, Abraham Kiptum of Kenya won in 2:16:21 seconds; 2017: Abraham Kiptum, Kenya 2:15:20secs;2018: Abraham Kiprotich Kenyan-French 2:13:04secs; and in 2019, Sintayehu Legese of Ethiopia breast the finishing tape in 2:17:28secs.

Speaking at the finish line, the Kenyan long-distance runner said he was excited to have won the race.
“I am extremely happy to have won the race, not that I am better than others, but I give God the Glory that my effort was enough at the end. I didn’t come to Nigeria for the records, I just wanted to compete, though I had my sight on the top prize, but breaking the record time of the last winner is something I now cherish, I’m happy.”

In the female category of 2020 edition, another Kenyan Sharon Cherop came first in 2 hours 31 mins 38 seconds.

For the 2020 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, both male and female 42km runners competed for the grand prize of $50,000 while the second and third place winners secured $40,000 and $30,000 respectively. For the 10km race, the first male and female runners took home a brand new Kia Rio cars while the second and third place winners got N1,000,000 and N750,000 respectively.

The annual event was recently upgraded by the world athletics body to a Silver Label; less than five years after its maiden edition.


Lagos Sate Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Yemisi Tinubu; Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunjo Bello; Ex-Super Eagles International, Austin ‘JayJay’ Okocha and Chairman, Lagos State Sport Commission (LSSC), Mr. Sola Aiyepeku during the Lagos City Marathon, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, on Saturday, February 8, 2020


Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe; 2nd Prize winner Male category, Debeko Dakamo from Ethopia; 1st Prize winner, David Bamasai Tumo from Kenya; Lagos Sate Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the 3rd Prize winner, Paul Waweru Chege from Kenya during the Lagos City Marathon, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Jaji with the winners of the female category, 2nd Prize – Kebene Chala urisa from Ethopia; 1st Prize -Cherop Sharon Jemutai and 3rd Prize – Rodah Jepkorir Tanui, both from Kenya during the Lagos City Marathon, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe; 2nd Prize winner Male category, Debeko Dakamo from Ethopia; 1st Prize winner, David Bamasai Tumo from Kenya; Lagos Sate Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the 3rd Prize winner, Paul Waweru Chege from Kenya; Lagos City Marathon Project Consultant,Mr. Bukola Olopade and C.E.O, Dana Motors Limited, Mr. Jacky Hathiramani during the Lagos City Marathon, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Winners of the Male category, 2nd Prize – Debeko Dakamo from Ethopia; 1st Prize – David Bamasai Tumo from Kenya and the 3rd Prize – Paul Waweru Chege from Kenya during the Lagos City Marathon, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.


CEO and Founder of Sparkle, Mr. Uzoma Dozie; Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe; Lagos Sate Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Co-Founder of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; Director General, Lagos State Sport Commission (LSSC), Mr. Oluwatoyin Bolowotan and Chairman of LSSC, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku during the Lagos City Marathon, at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.


Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe; Lagos
State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian
Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and General Officer Commanding 81 Division,
Lagos, Major-General Johnson Irefin during the Lagos City Marathon, at Eko
Atlantic City, Victoria Island, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.