Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge wins London Marathon

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge wins London Marathon

Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge emerged winner of the London Marathon on Sunday April 28, finishing in 2 hours, 2 minutes and 37 seconds.

It was short of his personal world record set in Berlin last September (2h, 1 mn, 39 sec), but was the second best finish in the history of London Marathon.

Kipchoge, 34, became the first male athlete to win the London Marathon four times.

“I’m happy to win on the streets of London for the fourth time and to make history,” Kipchoge told BBC Sport.

“The crowd in London is wonderful and that spirit pushed me. From the first kilometre to the last, everybody is shouting. I’m happy to cross the line.”

More than 40,000 people took part in the event which has combined cash of £1bn.

Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun from Ethiopia finished second and third respectively behind Kipchoge while Brigid Kosgei, also from Kenya, became the youngest female London Marathon.

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