• Geoffrey Kirui wins global marathon title
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