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Husband, wife become first Nigerians to complete Lagos marathon

The couple from Plateau State also won the men and women categories of the 2nd National Anti-Corruption Half Marathon held December Last year in Abuja

A Nigerian couple, Emmanuel Gyang and Deborah Pam have emerged first Nigerians to complete the 42km race at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon.

Gyang, who was the fist male Nigerian, finished 33rd overall with a time of 2:25.30secs.

Pam was the first female Nigerian to get to finish in her category, finishing 14th overall with a time of 2:45.17secs.

The couple had exactly three weeks after their wedding emerged the first Nigerian finishers in their respective categories at the seventh edition of the Okpekpe 10km International Road Race.

Gyan, an athlete from Plateau State, also emerged as the first Nigerian at the 2019 Abeokuta Road Race, clocking 31.03secs behind Kenya’s Biwott Alan Kemboi who finished first in 28.76secs.

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