• Kipchoge wins London Marathon 2016
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|