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Kenya: Kipchoge Retains London Marathon Title

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, right, seen with Kidane Tadesse of Eritrea, has once more received the London Marathon (file photograph).

Eliud Kipchoge successfully defended his London Marathon title in a path report on Sunday to seal his location in Kenya’s Olympic marathon team.

Kipchoge broke far from NY city Marathon champion Stanley Biwott simply ahead of the 40km mark, cruising home to victory in 2 hours, 03 minutes and 05 seconds, missing The World record By seven seconds.

However, his time was no longer simplest enough to break the direction record held By Using Wilson Kipsang of 2:04:29 when he gained the 2014 race, but additionally superior on his personal highest of two:04:00 from his victory in Berlin remaining year.

The Sector record of 2:02:57 is being held By Way Of Dennis Kimetto from the 2014 Berlin Marathon victory.

Biwott completed 2nd in personal very best of two:03:Fifty One as Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele finished third at 2:06:38.

The race zeroed right down to Kipchoge, Biwott and Bekele as they crossed the 27km mark in 1:14:Forty Nine.

However, Bekele’s legs wilted towards the may of Kenyans as he fell again with Kipchoge and Biwott cruising on prior the 30km in 1:29:12.

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