Organizers of the Lagos city marathon have announced that some parts of the state will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic.
This according to them, is to allow for safety of fans and runners participating in the marathon scheduled for Saturday, February 11.
There would be a total closure of the third mainland bridge between 7:15 am and 2:00 pm.
Alaka service lane along Funsho Williams Avenue would also be closed from 5:45 am to 7:30am
The National stadium, all the way to Ojuelegba, Dorman long bridge, Onipanu, Obanikoro and Anthony would be closed from 6:45 am to 9:00 am
From Anthony, through to Charly Boy bus stop, Oworonsoki would be closed from 7:15 am to 9:00 am
Adekunle junction linking the third mainland bridge would be closed from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
The Lekki-Ikoyi bridge junction at Admiralty way to Lekki phase one roundabout and through to the Lekki toll gate would be closed from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Alternative routes have been provided for easy access.
Kenyan athlete, Abraham Kipton, who won the maiden Access Bank Lagos City Marathon race with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds, has however vowed not only to retain the 2016 title, but promised to run a sub 2.10:00.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has given the assurance that the Lagos City Marathon will become an annual event in the state.
The Governor said that he was impressed with the large turnout of local athletes at the maiden edition.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, commended the Lagos State Government, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2016 maiden edition of the Lagos City Marathon a success.
Over 20,000 local and international marathoners participated in the event.
Kenyan athlete, Abraham Kipton, won the race while Nigeria’s Emmanuel Gyang secured a record as the first Nigerian to cross the finish line.
Ethiopia’s Halima Hussen won the women’s category.
Kenyan athlete, Abraham Kiptum, has won the maiden Access Bank Lagos City Marathon race with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds.
The current world record is 2 hours, 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, Philibus Sharubutu is the first Nigerian to cross the finish line.
In the women’s category, Halima Hussen of Ethiopia emerged first, with a time of 2 hours, 38 minutes and 36 seconds.
The starting line of the race is the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos and the finish line is the Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island.
The Lagos Marathon race hosts over 20,000 local and international athletes.
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, and other dignitaries were at the finish line to witness the event.