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Eliud Kipchoge win the men's London Marathon posting a negative split. He lead a group of several at the half marathon mark clocking 1:01:35 there. The pace quicken right away as mile 14 was clocked in 4:31.
World record holder Eliud waves to the crowd as he takes the win with a time of 2hrs 2 mins and 37sec. That’s the second fastest time in history. He said he was coming here to win but he certainly did more than this.
Second place was also under 2:03. Mosinet Gerewen from Ethiopia clocked 2:02:55 followed by Mule Wasihun also from Ethiopia, in 2:03:16. These are the three fastest times of the year.
Brigid Kosgei from Kenya won the woman’s race in 2:18:20. She smashed the field. Vivian Cheruiyot also from Kenya was second clocking 2:20:14.(04/28/2019) ⚡AMP
The London Marathon was first run on March 29, 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since 2010. It is sponsored by Virgin Money and was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and Welsh athlete John Disley. It is organized by Hugh Brasher (son of Chris) as Race Director and Nick Bitel...more...