• Geoffrey Kirui wins global marathon title

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Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui became the new World marathon champion as athletes from Eastern Africa swept the podium in London on Sunday, August 6.

The 24-year-old Kirui, who won Boston marathon in April, crossed the line in 2:08:27 more than one minute ahead of Rio Olympics 10000m silver medalist Tamirat Tola, who came in second in 2:09:49.

Alphonce Feliz Simbu of Tanzania, 5th place finisher at last year's Olympics, claimed bronze medal at World Athletics Championships on Sunday with a time of 2:09:51

Great Britain's Callum Hawkins was best European marathoner at these championships as he placed in 4th with a new personal best time of time of  2:10:17. Another European athlete to make top 10 was Italy's Daniele Meucci who set a personal best of 2:10:56 to finish in 6th position.

Top Results Men's Marathon

1. Geoffrey Kipkorir KIRUI KEN 2:08:27 SB

2. Tamirat TOLA ETH 2:09:49

3. Alphonce Felix SIMBU TAN 2:09:51

4. Callum HAWKINS GBR 2:10:17 PB

5. Gideon Kipkemoi KIPKETER KEN 2:10:56

6. Daniele MEUCCI ITA 2:10:56 PB

7. Yohanes GHEBREGERGIS ERI 2:12:07

8. Daniel Kinyua WANJIRU KEN 2:12:16

9. Yuki KAWAUCHI JPN 2:12:19

10. Kentaro NAKAMOTO JPN 2:12:41 

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