Emmanuel Gyang and his wife, Deborah Pam, have emerged as the first Nigerians to complete the 42km race at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon on Saturday.
Gyang, who was the fist male Nigerian, finished 33rd overall with a time of 2:25.30secs.
His wife was also the first female Nigerian to get to the finish line in her category, finishing 14th overall with a time of 2:45.17secs.
The couple had after three weeks of their wedding in 2019, emerged the first Nigerian finishers in their respective categories at the seventh edition of the Okpekpe 10km International Road Race.
Popularly referred to as Nigeria’s number one long-distance couple, Gyan and Pam got married in May last year.
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.