Did you attend the 4th Lagos City Marathon? If you did not, check out the 10 kinds of people you missed seeing
So, it's no longer news that the fourth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon held over the weekend and it was a huge success on all fronts.
Over 100,000 runners participated in the event that saw East African athletes dominate and cart away the prize money.
But Nigerians didn't allow wins by Kenyan and Ethiopian runners spoil their fun, as they danced and partied with their favourite musicians after completing the race at their own pace.
Below are photos of the different types of personalities we saw at the marathon. Slide left or right to see the best shots from the event.
The foreign professionals who carted away “our” money
Sadly for Nigeria, we didn't have any of our own on the podium, as those lanky long legged Kenyans and Ethiopians won away from home. But there is no shame in that. They always win races like this.
The 'wannabe' pros
Well, even though we all knew before the race that we had no chance of winning, that did not stop our people from dressing and running like professionals. Maybe our thoughts are that if we keep imitating them, one day we will eventually be like them. 😃😃😃
All the big guns in the Lagos State government, led by the outgoing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, were present to give a fatherly touch to the event. CEOs of the newest Nigerian banking partners, including Herbert Wigwe of Access Bank and Uzoma Dozie of Diamond bank also attended the event.
Friends of the Medics
Expectedly, there were some who ended up with cramps, heavy legs and all other kinds of muscular problems. There was even a man that almost ran mad after he finished the race.
Those who came to groove
While others were running, some lazy Nigerian youths were up in the stands enjoying performances after performances from their favourite music stars. You would not blame them. Teni, D'banj, Olamide, CDQ and Slimcase were all booked to entertain the crowd.
This is the part where you clap for us. Various media (print, broadcast and online) houses were on hand to give great coverage of the event that is now gradually becoming a global phenomenon. For a price, spot my head in the multitude.
Ones for the future
The kids didn't let their size deter them. Slowly but steadily, they finished the race like everyone else and in their own time.
'Jedi Jedi' Crew
The people who had one too many drinks had to visit the toilet repeatedly.
The whole of Lagos!
Honestly, it felt like rapture had happened and the whole of Lagos was set to be judged. There was a massive crowd at the Lagos City Marathon.
And yea, those who could not "comman kee themselves"
If you are a lazy Nigerian like me, please raise your hands. 🙌🙌🙌🙌
Photo Credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme