Abraham Kiptum of Kenya beat other top marathoners across the world to win the first Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Saturday at a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 21 seconds (2:16:21).
Emmanuel Gyan was the first Nigerian to cross the finishing line, but came 7th position overall.
The Kenyan, Kiptum with bib number 341, will pocket the sum of $50,000 for winning the tournament, while the Nigerian, Gyan from Plateau State, will be given the sum of N1 million for his effort.
Halima Huseen Kayo of Ethiopia emerged winner of the female category. She is going home with $50,000.
Dignitaries at the finishing line include the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, a Cameroon national, current President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA).