Kenya’s David Barmasai Tumo has emerged the new champion of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, and he did so in style on Saturday winning in a time of 2.10.06 (unofficial time) in a race he dominated from start to finish.
Abraham Kiprotich’s 2.15.04 winning time in 2018 was the earlier course record but that has now be shattered by another Kenyan.
Raised near Eldoret in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu District, Barmasai took up running seriously in 2009 and hoped to emulate the success of William Kiplagat (the 2003 Rotterdam Marathon winner).
By the end of the year Barmasai entered his first elite marathon race in Eldoret and he won in a time of 2:16:00 hours.
He signed up with European athletics manager Jos Hermens and, after injuries interrupted his 2010 training, he ran his second…