• Kipchoge and Tufa Win London Marathon

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After a tough race, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won the 2015 men's London Marathon in a time of 2:04:42. Kipchoge defeated his countryman Wilson Kipsang (the two time  London winner) into second with a time of 2:04:47 - the fastest second place in London's history.

In third place was another Kenyan, the world marathon recold holder, Dennis Kimetto, with a time of 2:05:50.Ethiopia's 

Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia won the women's London Marathon.

 

Tufa,  the Shanghai Marathon in 2014, clocked two hours 23 minutes 22 seconds, to beat two-time London winner Mary Keitany of Kenya.

Tufa and compatrot Tirfi Tsegaye and Kenya's. Keitany broke away from the leading group 5km to the finish.

Tufa then made a move  alone in the last kilometer to take win by 18 seconds from Keitany, the 2011 and 2012 winner. Tsegaye was third third in 2:23:41.

 

The 2015 London Marathon was also  British distance-running heroine Paula Radcliffe's good buy to professional running.

Radcliffe, who set the world marathon record  of 2:15:25 on this course in 2003 started the competition among main field. 

Radcliffe crossed the line on Sunday in a time of 2:36:55.

"Down the last mile I thought, 'I don't care about the time'. I just wanted to thank as many people as I could," Radcliffe told the BBC at the finish. "

"There was a big sign at Embankment saying 'we will miss you', but it won't be as much as I will miss you." the 41-year-old runner added.

Top Results Men

Place overall Name Category HALF FINISH
1 » Kipchoge, Eliud (KEN) 18-39 01:02:20 02:04:42
2 » Kipsang, Wilson (KEN) 18-39 01:02:20 02:04:47
3 » Kimetto, Dennis (KEN) 18-39 01:02:20 02:05:50
4 » Biwott, Stanley (KEN) 18-39 01:02:20 02:06:41
5 » Regassa, Tilahun (ETH) 18-39 01:02:20 02:07:16
6 » Kitwara, Samuel (KEN) 18-39 01:02:20 02:07:43
7 » Guerra, Javier (ESP) 18-39 01:04:48 02:09:33
8 » Kibrom, Ghebre (ERI) 18-39 01:03:15 02:09:36
9 » Reunkov, Aleksey (RUS) 18-39 01:04:47 02:10:10
10 » Lebid, Serhiy (UKR) 18-39 01:04:48 02:10:21

Top Results Women

Place Name Category HALF FINISH
1 » Tufa, Tigist (ETH) 18-39 01:11:43 02:23:22
2 » Keitany, Mary (KEN) 18-39 01:11:43 02:23:40
3 » Tsegaye, Tirfi (ETH) 18-39 01:11:43 02:23:41
4 » Mergia, Aselefech (ETH) 18-39 01:11:42 02:23:53
5 » Kiplagat, Florence (KEN) 18-39 01:11:43 02:24:15
6 » Sumgong, Jemima (KEN) 18-39 01:11:43 02:24:23
7 » Jeptoo, Priscah (KEN) 18-39 01:11:43 02:25:01
8 » Felix, Ana Dulce (POR) 18-39 01:12:12 02:25:15
9 » Mazuronak, Volha (BLR) 18-39 01:14:03 02:25:36
10 » El Moukim, Rkia (MAR) 18-39 01:11:44 02:26:33
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