Eliud Kipchoge took the Gold medal in the men’s London Marathon on Sunday. He took the first place by completing at 2:04:41 which made him break the set record. On the final mile the competion was tough between London Marathon champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipsang was aiming at gaining his third win after victories in 2012 and 2014 and recorded a time of 2:04:46, though seems he wasn’t as prepped as the Chicago Marathon champion.
Dennis Kimetto ,World record holder, finished third with a time of 2:05:50. Stanley Biwott finished fourth.
“It was a tough race. My training paid off and it went to plan. The crowd were wonderful and lifted me for my sprint finish, Kipchoge said after his victory.
“I am happy with second. The race was good and I don’t mind the cold weather. The crowd kept me going; it’s a wonderful atmosphere as always.”
Having won eight medals for Kenya from major international events including the 2003 World 5,000m title and silver at the 2008 Olympics, Kipchoge demonstrated a perfect transition to the longer distance at the 2013 Hamburg Marathon. In 2014, Kipchoge won the his third victory in Chicago with a time of 2:05:00 in the Rottendam Marathon.
Kipchoge broke away from Sammy Kitwara and Dickson Chumba at the 25th mile and never looked back en route to his first major marathon victory. His time of 2:04:11 is the third fastest ever in Chicago, 26 seconds shy of Kimetto’s course record of 2:03:45 from the previous year.
Athletics: London Marathon results
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 – 13:13 GMT | 119 words
Leading finishers in the 2015 London Marathon on Sunday:
1. Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 2hr 04 mins 42sec, 2. Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 2:04:47, 3. Dennis Kimetto (KEN) 2:05:50, 4. Stanley Biwott (KEN) 2:06:41, 5. Tilahun Regassa (ETH) 2:07:16, 6. Samuel Kitwara (KEN) 2:07:16, 7. Javier Guerra (ESP) 2:09:33, 8. Ghebre Kibrom (ERI) 2:09:36, 9. Aleksey Reunkov (RUS) 2:10:10, 10. Serhiy Lebid (UKR) 2:10:21
1. Tigist Tufa (KEN) 2:23:22, 2. Mary Keitany (KEN) 02:23:40, 3. Tirfi Tsegaye (ETH) 02:23:41, 4. Aselefech Mergia (ETH) 2:23:53, 5. Florence Kiplagat (KEN) 2:24:15, 6. Jemima Sumgong (KEN) 2:24:23, 7. Priscah Jeptoo (KEN) 2:25:01, 8. Ana Dulce Felix (POR) 2:25:15, 9. Volha Mazuronak (BLR) 2:25:36, 10. Rkia El Moukim (MAR) 2:26:33
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