The London Marathon took place yesterday and with no doubt, Kenyan runners once again dominated the sports event. Runner, Eliud Kipchoge won his third title, while Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s race.
Kipchoge finished in two hours, six minutes and 27 seconds in front of Ethiopia’s Tola Shura Kitata (2:05:00) and the UK’s Mo Farah (2:06:32).
Cheruiyot won in two hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds, a personal best time. She came ahead of her compatriot, Brigid Kosgei (2:20:13), and Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele (2:21:40).
Eliude Kipchoge is known as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time, and this year, was on course for a new world record but slowed in the final stages of a gruelling race.
2018 marathon has also been declared the hottest on record.
Last year’s winner, Mary Keitany, also from Kenya, and Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba had been looking to break the “mixed gender” race world record, but both faded during the race.
A big congratulations to them.