September 24, 2018

London Marathon: Kenyans Kipchoge and Cheruiyot celebrate double win (BBC)

London Marathon: Kenyans Kipchoge and Cheruiyot celebrate double win (BBC)

Kenyan runners have dominated this year’s London Marathon, with Eliud Kipchoge winning his third title, while Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s race.

Kipchoge finished in two hours, six minutes and 27 seconds in front of Ethiopia’s Tola Shura Kitata (2:05:00) and the UK’s Mo Farah (2:06:32).

Cheruiyot won in two hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds, a personal best time.

She came ahead of her compatriot, Brigid Kosgei (2:20:13), and Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele (2:21:40).

Kipchoge – regarded as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time – was on course for a new world record, but slowed in the final stages of a gruelling race in record warm temperatures. Read more

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