Kenyans rule at the London Marathon ahead of olympics

Kenyans rule at the London Marathon ahead of olympics

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Kenyan girl Jemima Sumgong has won the London marathon women’s event at a time of 2:22:58 and Eliud Kipchoge in men’s category at a time of 2:03:05 which is the course record and just 8 seconds short of the world record.

She beat her compatriots Gladys Cherono and Mary Keitany to win the race.

After falling down when she collided with an Ethiopian runner it seemed hope had gone for her but Sumgong increased her pace won her first major marathon title.

The collision also involved the women’s race favorite Mary Keitany and Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia.

Sumgong fell after she was tripped by Mergia while checking her watch.

Here is the photo

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Here is the Video courtesy of BBC

Keitany and Mergia could not recover from the fall and it cost both of them the chance to win the race.

Ethiopian Tigist Tufa who won the marathon in 2015 finished second in the women’s race.

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made history after nearly a decade by retaining his London marathon men’s title.

Kipchoge won at a time of 2:03:05 which is the course record and just 8 seconds short of the world record.

Kipchoge now becomes the man to have run the second fastest time in the marathon.

Biwott ran a personal best time and finished second in 2:03.51.

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the world 5,000 and 10,000m record holder finished in third in 2:06:36.

Here are the photos:

london-marathon london-marathon-2 london-marathon-3Photos Courtesy: Reuters and super Sport

 

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