• Kipchoge wins London Marathon 2016

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge took the 2016 London Marathon title in second fastest marathon time in history.

Kipchoge successfully defended his London marathon title clocking  2:03:04 the second fastest time in history on Sunday, Apr. 24. The 31-year-old Kenyan beat into second his countryman Stanley Biwott 2:03:51 and legendary Kenenisa Bekele into third 2:06:36. World marathon record holder 2:02:57 man, Dennis Kimetto, finished only in 11th place.

The 2-time London marathon winner Wilson Kipsang fell down at 10km hydration and hurt his right knee but still managed to finish the race in 7th in 2:07:52. " It was a good race and i felt okay. I fell down at 10k and the leg was getting painfull after 25k," Kipsang later Tweeted.

Meanwhile women's race winner Jemima Sumgong won the race in 2:22:58 after recovering from a bad fall involving three other runners just 8 km from the finish. Last year's winner Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia came in second in 2:23:03, while Florence Kiplagat concluded the women's podium in 2:23:39. 

Men's Top results

1 Kipchoge, Eliud (KEN) +00:00 02:03:05
2 Biwott, Stanley (KEN) +00:46 02:03:51
3 Bekele, Kenenisa (ETH) +03:31 02:06:36
4 Ghebreslassie, Ghirmay (ERI) +04:41 02:07:46
5 Kipsang, Wilson (KEN) +04:47 02:07:52
6 Regassa, Tilahun (ETH) +06:42 02:09:47
7 Lemma, Sisay (ETH) +07:40 02:10:45
8 Hawkins, Callum (GBR) +07:47 02:10:52
9 Kimetto, Dennis (KEN) +08:39 02:11:44
10 Kibrom, Ghebre (ERI) +08:51 02:11:56

Women's top results

1 Sumgong, Jemima (KEN) - +00:00 02:22:58
2 Tufa, Tigist (ETH) - +00:05 02:23:03
3 Kiplagat, Florence (KEN) - +00:41 02:23:39
4 Mazuronak, Volha (BLR) - +00:56 02:23:54
5 Mergia, Aselefech (ETH) - +00:59 02:23:57
6 Dibaba, Mare (ETH) - +01:11 02:24:09
7 Tadese, Feyse (ETH) - +02:05 02:25:03
8 Jeptoo, Priscah (KEN) - +04:29 02:27:27
9 Keitany, Mary (KEN) - +05:32 02:28:30
10 Augusto, Jessica (POR) - +05:55 02:28:53

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