Lagos City Marathon: 31 Elite Athletes Set To Feature

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Thirty one elite runners from eight countries have signed on to contest at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

The announcement was made by General Manager Marathon, Yussuf Alli. They are 24 men marathoners and seven women.

 11 of the runners have IAAF gold labels and nine of them are from Kenya. The Ethiopians 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.

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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.

Two of the Kenyan women marathoners have IAAF gold label, they are Alice Tim- bilil and Leah Jebet Kiprono. The other two Fridah Jepkitel Lodepa and Irine Jeptoo Kipchumba have silver label. The two Ethiopians have gold label

Alli says he expects more elite athletes in the New Year. He restated that the January 28, 2016 deadline for submission of forms is sacrosanct.

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